I have a Compiz flicker issue under certain circumstances.
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What version of fglrx do you have? Newer ones are supposed to properly support redirected direct rendering which should prevent the flickering with opengl games or with video players using an opengl renderer. Having said that, I haven't actually tried any of these newer drivers.
brad@debcalculus:~$ aptitude search fglrx
i fglrx-driver - non-free AMD/ATI r5xx, r6xx, r7xx display
i A fglrx-glx - proprietary libGL for the non-free AMD/ATI
i fglrx-kernel-2.6.26-2-686 - ATI binary kernel module for Linux 2.6.26-
i fglrx-kernel-src - kernel module source for the non-free AMD/
i A fglrx-modules-2.6.26-2-486 - Display driver for AMD/ATI Radeon and Fire
Hopefully that helps. It seems to have one for my kernel. That would seem to say that it is the most up to date in the repository and the "right one" to have for Debian/lenny 5.0. I think...
brad@debcalculus:~$ dpkg -l|grep fglrx
ii fglrx-amdcccle 1:8-12-4 control panel for the non-free AMD/ATI r5xx,
ii fglrx-atieventsd 1:8-12-4 external events daemon for the non-free AMD/
ii fglrx-control 1:8-12-4 control panel for the non-free AMD/ATI r5xx,
ii fglrx-driver 1:8-12-4 non-free AMD/ATI r5xx, r6xx, r7xx display dr
ii fglrx-glx 1:8-12-4 proprietary libGL for the non-free AMD/ATI r
ii fglrx-kernel-2.6.26-2-686 1:8-12-4+2.6.26-17 ATI binary kernel module for Linux 2.6.26-2-
ii fglrx-kernel-src 1:8-12-4 kernel module source for the non-free AMD/AT
ii fglrx-modules-2.6.26-2-486 2.6.26+8-12-2+lenny1 Display driver for AMD/ATI Radeon and FireGL
ii fglrx-source 1:8-12-4 kernel module source for the non-free AMD/AT
Adam> so, I installed fglrx through the terminal... That would mean I'd have to uninstall fglrx and compile it from source.... That didn't work given many different tutorials before. I finally discovered aptitude and found out the easy way to install it out of the repository [that I added I think; not sure if it was already in list].
OK, I did actually compile it from source: these are the commands I used:
I do want to *stress* I tried compiling from ATI, and from other sources so many times, all failed attempts. I had pretty much given up.. I read something about aptitude, and tried the above code, and it worked like a charm first time.
If there were a way to update it or install over without every uninstalling, I would consider doing that. Hehe, but before I do, I am going to backup my system and learn how to use my backup program from the terminal.