Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 1st Nov 2011 21:31 UTC, submitted by Z_God
KDE Disappointed with KDE 4's performance and other shortcomings, Timothy Pearson continued KDE 3.5 development under the name Trinity. Today the first third major update of the Trinity Desktop Environment is released, providing an alternative upgrade path for KDE users who do not feel comfortable with KDE 4.
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Jason Bourne
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2007-06-02

I'm pleased to announce the 6.14.3 release of the xf86-video-ati (radeon) driver. Thanks to everybody who contributed!



Ok, I get a tar.gz file, and I just installed in /usr/local using the INSTALL instructions. Now how am I supposed to use this driver? Looks like system radeon is still loading up. Any tutorials on this?

So what the KWin maintainer is probably refering to those fixes, specially tiling fixes? I'd like a better explanation from the KWin folk who dropped in here... I don't see any settings in OpenGL guide, just three options: ( ) Enable direct processing ( ) Use OpenGL 2 Shaders ( ) Use Vsync....

Can a tutorial be detailed written for us ATI/AMD users to actually use KDE4 without these lags? I'd like to have this documented, instead of having it "tailored for a particular website VIP". We ATI/AMD owners all need the hints.

Edited 2011-11-04 00:42 UTC

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lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

"I'm pleased to announce the 6.14.3 release of the xf86-video-ati (radeon) driver. Thanks to everybody who contributed!



Ok, I get a tar.gz file, and I just installed in /usr/local using the INSTALL instructions. Now how am I supposed to use this driver? Looks like system radeon is still loading up. Any tutorials on this?

So what the KWin maintainer is probably refering to those fixes, specially tiling fixes? I'd like a better explanation from the KWin folk who dropped in here... I don't see any settings in OpenGL guide, just three options: ( ) Enable direct processing ( ) Use OpenGL 2 Shaders ( ) Use Vsync....

Can a tutorial be detailed written for us ATI/AMD users to actually use KDE4 without these lags? I'd like to have this documented, instead of having it "tailored for a particular website VIP". We ATI/AMD owners all need the hints.
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Typically, one would not install stuff directly, but rather do it via one's distribution.

If you use Ubuntu (or Kubuntu) Oneiric, then perhaps the best way to get this latest driver correctly installed is via the xorg-edgers ppa.

https://launchpad.net/%7Exorg-edgers/+archive/ppa/+index?field.s...

As you can see, this ppa updates the entire graphics stack, not just the xserver-xorg-video-ati driver. AFAIK the entire stack needs to be compiled and installed at compatible versions.

As it says, "You can update your system with unsupported packages from this untrusted PPA by adding ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa to your system's Software Sources".

The version of xserver-xorg-video-ati is 1:6.14.99+git20111102.edde94cb-0ubuntu0sarvatt

This would be a "beta" of version 6.15.

Be warned, however, they are not kidding when they say "unsupported" and "untrusted". It may work, and it may work well, or it may not work at all.

If it doesn't work at all, you will need to log on to a terminal (rather than running the graphics), and revert your system using the command line:

sudo ppa-purge ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa

This stuff is not for the feint hearted. You run a risk of messing up your installation by using this kind of cutting edge stuff. If you are not comfortable with this possibility, don't do it.

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Jason Bourne Member since:
2007-06-02

lemur2,

The more you try to help, the more you can't... Do you actually think approaching someone and directing me to a mailing list and after that, sending me right to a PPA for the fainted heart with 10 warnings that will break your system, apart from the fact that it will be a "beta" of the driver mentioned and downloadable from the mailing list, will help at all?

Come on, I thought you were better at this. Can't fglrx do this crap? I have tested KDE with fglrx and it is just not much better...lag modes are on. Unless you are saying you know a specific configuration in Catalyst Control Center that does the trick.

I am mad now... Martin Gräßlin wants just to satisfy Thom's needs, and the other won't reply if it worked or not.

Sorry, this is a whole lotta bullsh1t...

lemour2, you can apply for a job in KDEbootlickers.com

So long KDE... (well, I am not going to mean that just now, but real soon).

Edited 2011-11-04 14:38 UTC

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