Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 23rd Oct 2007 20:39 UTC, submitted by pixelnate
3D News, GL, DirectX Ati AMD has released a new version of its graphics drivers that fix some long overdue bugs. "Today it's now time where the fglrx driver reaches yet another milestone. Not only does today's release address many of the outstanding bugs for the earlier GPU generations while also introducing a few new features, but it also delivers AIGLX support! Yes, you read that right. You can finally run your ATI graphics card with the fglrx driver and run Compiz, Beryl, or Compiz Fusion without using XGL!"
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I don't know what I'm doing wrong...
by the_trapper on Tue 23rd Oct 2007 23:01 UTC
the_trapper
Member since:
2005-07-07

I don't know what I'm doing wrong, but this driver is really slow under Ubuntu, noticeably slower than the same setup using XGL.

fgl_glxgears also shows noticeable flicker. However, it does have fully working AIGLX so AMD did deliver on this promise, I can confirm it. Also, take my report of slowness with a shaker of salt since I may have my xorg.conf misconfigured or something.

Anyway, thanks AMD/ATI, I think at least.

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archiesteel Member since:
2005-07-02

What chipset do you have? This is for the R300 to R600 series of GPUs.

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the_trapper Member since:
2005-07-07

What chipset do you have? This is for the R300 to R600 series of GPUs


Sorry, I forgot to mention that, it was an R500-series chip, the X1300 card. It is definitely a supported chipset, and I did get 3D acceleration from this driver. I did end up downgrading back to the stable 8.40.4 driver in the end because it just gave me much better results. I'm still hoping that the open source drivers can bear fruit within the next year or two.

Edited 2007-10-24 22:55

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pupdawg Member since:
2006-04-03

It's slower on my system too then 8.40 and XGL there are stutters in the frame rate that make it seem slower. When opening new windows the open animation will sometimes be liquid smooth and other times be choppy but at random and not just with the open animation... with the old driver and XGl it was always liquid smooth animations.

Firefox has some composite issues with this driver too. Also I notices the all my blur effects are missing.

Gusty and X1600 Pro PCIe

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