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AMD Catalyst 8.8 Linux Driver

Postby Fitzcarraldo » Wed Aug 27, 2008 16:41

Well, the AMD (ATI) Catalyst 8.8 Linux driver is now out:

AMD Catalyst 8.8 Linux Driver, Exciting New Features

and is available in Portage as ati-drivers-8.522. Anyone tried it yet? It works on my laptop (ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 GPU), although the new driver hasn't fixed the corruption at the top (where it says "Search:") of the SuSE kicker menu (if I recall correctly this started happening after I installed ati-drivers-8.512-r10 from the SL overlay). Strange that nothing else is affected. I've tried re-merging kicker (Update the mini menu to the DVD SuSE style kicker) but, for some strange reason, that only worked until I rebooted. Anyway, apart from that the new version of the driver seems to be working well.
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Re: AMD Catalyst 8.8 Linux Driver

Postby Fitzcarraldo » Thu Sep 11, 2008 10:58

Just for info., as I like to keep everything bang up to date I updated a few packages yesterday -- nothing to do with the ATI driver -- and the corruption at the top of the SuSE kicker menu has gone and the menu appearance is back to normal. Probably a library that needed updating. Anyway, this confirms that, at least for the Mobility Radeon X1600, the latest driver works fine.
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Re: AMD Catalyst 8.8 Linux Driver

Postby Thev00d00 » Thu Sep 11, 2008 11:04

Thats unusual, I get that corruption and I use nvidia! Do you what library you updated?
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Re: AMD Catalyst 8.8 Linux Driver

Postby joost » Thu Sep 11, 2008 12:12

Yesterday i tested allot of them ( 8.5 - 8.8 ) and i note that all drivers suck deeply except the 8.7 version.

Using kernel 2.6.26 Sabayon POD, Q6600 @2.7gighz, Ati 3870HD.

With all drivers except for 8.7 scrolling pages is insane slow.
Even dragging a window around is slow.
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Re: AMD Catalyst 8.8 Linux Driver

Postby Fitzcarraldo » Thu Sep 11, 2008 17:40

v00d00 wrote:Thats unusual, I get that corruption and I use nvidia! Do you what library you updated?

Well, looking at the Kuroo history log, I upgraded the following packages yesterday:

dev-lang/mono-1.9.1
dev-dotnet/libgdiplus-1.9
net-dialup/ppp-2.4.4-r21
app-misc/beagle-0.3.8
x11-wm/fluxbox-1.1.0.1
media-libs/libpng-1.2.31
media-libs/libdvdcss-1.2.10
media-libs/mesa-7.1
x11-libs/libdrm-2.3.1
x11-proto/dri2proto-1.1

so it must have been something pulled down by one of those.
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