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#1 2011-04-08 12:18:46

xdeusx
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Radeon chips and Gnome 3

I have an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4550 using the lastest catalyst driver.
Gnome-shell works but the panel colors are wrong and I get artifacts when it compositing effects are being done.

http://i.imgur.com/jK04U.jpg

any ideas?

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#2 2011-04-09 17:49:30

Yes
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Registered: 2008-03-29
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Re: Radeon chips and Gnome 3

Open up System Info and see what it says about your graphics card.  That's what it looked like to me when I tried using catalyst, they failed or something and it defaulted to vesa drivers.  Try using the open source drivers, that's what ended up working for me.

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#3 2011-04-14 23:48:03

cybercyst
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Registered: 2009-12-04
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Re: Radeon chips and Gnome 3

I also have the exact same problem.  Running the open source drivers work pretty well.  Gnome 3 runs like a dream, however, games do not. 
(Yes I installed the library for compressed texture support or whatever it is support and enabled it, and un vsynced my desktop.)
So... I have to decide, graphical artifacts and flickering in my desktop or slow / broken games.

The odd thing is the answer "use free drivers" is the only answer I can find to this problem... Is anyone working on fixing this?

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#4 2011-04-25 22:15:57

krnlpk
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Registered: 2010-01-03
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Re: Radeon chips and Gnome 3

http://i51.tinypic.com/15g2nlu.jpg

I'm using gnome 3 from testing repo with no problems at all on an eeepc. I suppose the culprit of this behaviour could be a sort of incompatibility with the radeon driver.
However, any ideas? Did anyone else find the same problem before?

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#5 2011-05-02 20:54:22

rewind
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Registered: 2011-02-25
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Re: Radeon chips and Gnome 3

Same problem here too. In system info for graphics stays "VESA: RV770". It's totally unusable this way, so I'm waiting at Fallback mode till better times with fglrx smile The only answer I found so far is the same as @cybercyst typed. There was an easy way for changing from catalyst to open-source driver with a simple script that renames/restores xorg.conf, but it takes a restart every time you need to switch. Which is almost the same as rebooting to differently configured installation.

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#6 2011-05-03 02:34:31

Da_Coynul
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From: United States of America
Registered: 2010-10-02
Posts: 80

Re: Radeon chips and Gnome 3

Same problem here using Radeon HD 4670.

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#7 2011-05-07 05:14:13

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Re: Radeon chips and Gnome 3

Moved to Applications & Desktop Environments and merged...


Arch + dwm   •   Mercurial repos  •   Github

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#8 2011-05-24 16:49:19

rewind
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Registered: 2011-02-25
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Re: Radeon chips and Gnome 3

There is something really interesting. Try to turn the display in any other direction than normal like anti-clockwise or 180 degree. The image corruption can be seen only on the main toolbar and using the activities button doesn't corrupt the display like in "normal" display orientation.
2.6.38-ARCH x86_64
HD4870, Catalyst 11.5
latest "gnome-shell-git" from aur

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#9 2011-05-24 21:05:25

scenox
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Registered: 2010-07-19
Posts: 63

Re: Radeon chips and Gnome 3

This is interesting, it also works that way with my card.
But I think it will still take some weeks until we get a working Gnome3 / catalyst combination. Until then, I use Gnome3 Fallback + Compiz

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#10 2011-05-25 00:17:23

Czarcasmo
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From: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Registered: 2011-04-20
Posts: 82

Re: Radeon chips and Gnome 3

I'm using the xf86-video-ati driver with my Catalyst and all seems to be working well in GNOME 3. By all means, I'm not playing games on it, but I don't have artifacts nor do I have colors being off. ^_^

Cheers.
Czar.


Laptop: Lenovo X1 Carbon, Core i7 2.0Ghz, 8GB RAM, Gnome 3.16

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