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Old 05-27-2004, 12:06 AM   #1
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Official ATI 3.9.0.0 Driver availible


www.ati.com

Works for me like a charm on Radeon 9700pro, Mandrake 10.0

Have fun.
 
Old 05-27-2004, 04:05 AM   #2
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Thanks for the heads up--I'm on my way to pick it up (hope it's in Portage already ).

Woo-hoo! This ought to make a lot of people happy...
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New Features

The latest version of the ATI proprietary Linux driver introduces the following new features:

* Explicit regparm support for newer Redhat, Fedora and SuSE kernels
* VIA KT400 motherboard chipsets now recognized properly

ATI MOBLITIY™ Product Support

The ATI Proprietary Linux driver is designed to support the following ATI MOBILITY™ product family:

* MOBILITY™ RADEON™ 9600
* MOBILITY™ RADEON™ 9200
* MOBILITY™ RADEON™ 9000
Interesting... no "Fixed in this driver" link on the driver page. Cool (since 3.7.6 actually worked quite well for me).

Glad to see they're not sitting on their hands over there. Gotta check the GATOS project and see if there's any hope I might get TV-in for my AIW 9800 SE before I die of old age....
 
Old 05-27-2004, 09:13 AM   #3
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Hmm, so ATI came out with 3.9.0, but is it worth it?

Has anyone currently upgraded or installed the 3.9.0 drivers and got any performance increases (mainly on ut2004)? Also, does this driver work with Fedora Core 2?
 
Old 05-27-2004, 09:30 AM   #4
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hmm. maybe this driver will give me more luck
 
Old 05-27-2004, 10:41 AM   #5
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I installed it last night. Works great.
Well... it worked... the games loaded, but I didn't get a chance to test it completely.

However, the graphical ATI Control Panel stopped working.
Something to do with the libpng package. File Not Found. hmmm...

Don't get me wrong. At the command line, everything works well.
Maybe I did something wrong.
 
Old 05-27-2004, 10:52 AM   #6
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Mathieu ,
did u install it on Drake 10?
 
Old 05-27-2004, 03:39 PM   #7
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I have been unable to get the latest 3.9.0 drivers working even in Mandrake with 2.6.3 kernel and XFree86 4.3.0.1.

The baffling thing is that they install fine, without a single error in fact, and fglrxconfig saves to the right location but when it comes to the restart I am left with Mesa GL drivers still.

Something is very wrong.

Any ideas?
 
Old 05-27-2004, 05:26 PM   #8
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Did you force install the drivers? They're supposed to overwrite the Mesa drivers (at least that's the usual reason they refuse to install without forcing; because the Mesa drivers conflict...obviously ).
 
Old 05-27-2004, 08:02 PM   #9
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wheres my IGP 320M support...:crys:
 
Old 05-27-2004, 08:21 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by jag2000
Mathieu ,
did u install it on Drake 10?
No, I use SuSE 9.0.
 
Old 05-27-2004, 09:46 PM   #11
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@ Wodeh
could you please send me your /var/log/XFree86.0.log, maybe I can help you out.
 
Old 05-30-2004, 06:44 AM   #12
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Well, I finally managed to boot with new drivers running. No idea what I did though.

Shame there is nothing actually fixed in them. I still get the sporadic freezes which I ONLY get when using fglrx, regardless of what settings I use (I have tried persistantly)
 
Old 05-30-2004, 07:01 AM   #13
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I have some sporadic freezing too, but I assumed that was a conflict with boinc (the new beta test distributed computing client for SETI@Home), but it only lasts a couple of seconds, and I only notice it when I'm playing NWN.

What are the symptoms of your freezing, and what have you tried to do to fix it?
 
Old 05-30-2004, 12:18 PM   #14
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my freezes are abolute, ie: i have to hard reset

I have tried everything to fix the problem. Nearly.

Anyway, I upgraded to 10.0 official and will see how it goes from there.

In the mean time, could someone tell me where to get this "graphical" ATI control panel. Fglrxconfig is lengthy and wants me to respecify EVERYTHING every time I want to change a single setting and can not be bothered to edit x11config manually.
 
Old 05-30-2004, 12:28 PM   #15
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fireglcontrol (in a terminal, works for me as non-root user).

Should have been installed with the drivers.

Doesn't do much except help you change color (RGB balance) and configure dual-head output.
 
  


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