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Old 20th May 2012, 08:21 PM
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Re: Howto for fglrx / catalyst (Ati driver)

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remember not to buy this crap of graphic card so called ATI RADEON, as I mentioned it is a real headache not just to configure but everything else.
fortunately most Radeon graphics cards are not from ATI and not called ATI anymore. In the ATI era, the support for these cards under Linux were even considerable worse

IMHO for most people who don't play advanced games under Linux, the open source driver of Radeon cards 3xxx, 4xxx, 5xxx series cards is pretty decent and satisfying. Well ok if it's a medium or high power card it would be a pretty bad solution for mobile computers, but otherwise it should be overall rather satisfying.
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Old 21st May 2012, 02:50 AM
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Re: Howto for fglrx / catalyst (Ati driver)

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Please Note that:
If you want to use Linux in your computer, should remember not to buy this crap of graphic card so called ATI RADEON, as I mentioned it is a real headache not just to configure but everything else.
Laptop users rarely have a choice in what graphics card they get.
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Old 27th June 2012, 04:00 AM
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Re: Howto for fglrx / catalyst (Ati driver)

12.6 is in the f17 testing repo


Code:
[leigh@main-pc ~]$ yum --releasever 17 --enablerepo rpmfusion-nonfree-updates-testing list *\mod-catalyst xorg-x11-drv-catalys\*
Loaded plugins: langpacks, presto, refresh-packagekit, remove-with-leaves, show-leaves
Available Packages
akmod-catalyst.x86_64                                        12.6-0.1.fc17                           rpmfusion-nonfree-updates-testing
kmod-catalyst.x86_64                                         12.6-0.1.fc17                           rpmfusion-nonfree-updates-testing
xorg-x11-drv-catalyst.x86_64                                 12.6-0.1.fc17                           rpmfusion-nonfree-updates-testing
xorg-x11-drv-catalyst-devel.i686                             12.6-0.1.fc17                           rpmfusion-nonfree-updates-testing
xorg-x11-drv-catalyst-devel.x86_64                           12.6-0.1.fc17                           rpmfusion-nonfree-updates-testing
xorg-x11-drv-catalyst-libs.x86_64                            12.6-0.1.fc17                           rpmfusion-nonfree-updates-testing

http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfr...-catalyst.html
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Old 27th June 2012, 10:25 AM
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Re: Howto for fglrx / catalyst (Ati driver)

12.6 is the last version of catalyst that will support the Radeon HD 4xxx series, right?
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Old 27th June 2012, 10:29 AM
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Re: Howto for fglrx / catalyst (Ati driver)

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12.6 is the last version of catalyst that will support the Radeon HD 4xxx series, right?
No, 12.6 supports hd5xxx + only.
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Old 27th June 2012, 02:00 PM
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Re: Howto for fglrx / catalyst (Ati driver)

Also, note that 12.6 is currently beta, and not a standard release. However, it seems to be working well with my Radeon HD 7850.
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Old 27th June 2012, 06:55 PM
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Re: Howto for fglrx / catalyst (Ati driver)

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No, 12.6 supports hd5xxx + only.
I have Mobility HD34xx. Are you saying it is no longer supported? Damn it
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Old 27th June 2012, 07:14 PM
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Re: Howto for fglrx / catalyst (Ati driver)

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I have Mobility HD34xx. Are you saying it is no longer supported? Damn it
Right. The proprietary catalyst driver dropped support for it in 12.6. Here's the list of cards that were supported in 12.4 and are no longer supported in 12.6:
  • R600 Radeon HD 2900
  • RV610/RV630 Radeon HD 2400/2600, M71, M72, M74, M76
  • RV620 Radeon HD 3450/3470, M82
  • RV635 Radeon HD 3650/3670, M86
  • RV670 Radeon HD 3850/3870, M88
  • RS780 Radeon HD 3100/3200/3300
  • RS880 Radeon HD 4100/4200/4290
  • RV710 Radeon HD 4350/4550/5145/530v/545v, M92
  • RV730 Radeon HD 4650/4670/5165/550v/560v/565v, M96, M96-XT
  • RV770 Radeon HD 4850/4870, M97, M98
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Old 27th June 2012, 11:20 PM
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Re: Howto for fglrx / catalyst (Ati driver)

The 12.6 isn't working for my Radeon HD 6470
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Old 1st July 2012, 10:45 AM
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Re: Howto for fglrx / catalyst (Ati driver)

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Right. The proprietary catalyst driver dropped support for it in 12.6. Here's the list of cards that were supported in 12.4 and are no longer supported in 12.6:
  • R600 Radeon HD 2900
  • RV610/RV630 Radeon HD 2400/2600, M71, M72, M74, M76
  • RV620 Radeon HD 3450/3470, M82
  • RV635 Radeon HD 3650/3670, M86
  • RV670 Radeon HD 3850/3870, M88
  • RS780 Radeon HD 3100/3200/3300
  • RS880 Radeon HD 4100/4200/4290
  • RV710 Radeon HD 4350/4550/5145/530v/545v, M92
  • RV730 Radeon HD 4650/4670/5165/550v/560v/565v, M96, M96-XT
  • RV770 Radeon HD 4850/4870, M97, M98
that is really bad. What do I do now? With the public driver lots of stuff like Skype, firefox, etc (when watching video) use too much of processor and my laptops runs reaaly hot.
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Old 1st July 2012, 12:06 PM
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Re: Howto for fglrx / catalyst (Ati driver)

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that is really bad. What do I do now? With the public driver lots of stuff like Skype, firefox, etc (when watching video) use too much of processor and my laptops runs reaaly hot.
Hell will freeze over before ATI updates a legacy driver IMO.

http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...tem&px=MTExMzU

In the unlikely event that they actually do it I will update the F16 branch so that F17 users with legacy hardware can use it.
As for the F16 branch, I have blocked it from being updated to 12.6 as this would be unfair for legacy hardware owners.
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Old 1st July 2012, 01:40 PM
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Re: Howto for fglrx / catalyst (Ati driver)

Does anyone have a list of packages that should *NOT* be updated with yum (i.e., added to the exclude list in yum.conf) when running the catalyst driver? Obviously you don't want to update to an unsupported kernel, but there must be other stuff, too, because if I've run yum update and then had to uninstall/reinstall the catalyst driver because something broke.

(Note that my installation of the catalyst driver was not done with yum/rpm, but with the AMD installer.)
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Old 1st July 2012, 02:15 PM
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Re: Howto for fglrx / catalyst (Ati driver)

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Does anyone have a list of packages that should *NOT* be updated with yum (i.e., added to the exclude list in yum.conf) when running the catalyst driver? Obviously you don't want to update to an unsupported kernel, but there must be other stuff, too, because if I've run yum update and then had to uninstall/reinstall the catalyst driver because something broke.

(Note that my installation of the catalyst driver was not done with yum/rpm, but with the AMD installer.)
xorg-x11-server-Xorg
mesa-libGL
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Old 1st July 2012, 02:54 PM
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Re: Howto for fglrx / catalyst (Ati driver)

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Thanks; appreciated.
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Old 1st July 2012, 05:15 PM
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Re: Howto for fglrx / catalyst (Ati driver)

next time I buy a laptop I will specifically take care not to have ATI card. It has been such a pain ...
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