ATI Linux Driver 8.42.3 is out!

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ATI Linux Driver 8.42.3 is out!

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ATI Linux driver 8.42.3 is out! I installed it and finally beryl & compiz work!
Here is how I installed it: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=575843

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Can you play videos with Beryl or Compiz running?

I've got the new driver loaded, and Beryl works without Xgl, but video overlay seems seriously hosed when Beryl is active. Video flickers badly and is completely unwatchable.

Didn't have this problem with the older driver running Xgl & Beryl.

Thanks, Tim

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No, I can't play videos.
But I guess it isn't a problem to me to use metacity when I want to play a video.

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Or you could just use the older driver with Xgl and play videos even with Beryl/Compiz. I'm running the fglrx driver from the Ubuntu repositories under Xgl with Beryl, and I don't have to switch out to play a video.

Which ATI card are you running?

Aloha, Tim

Hmm... I wonder if the new driver will work under Xgl?

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I have a ATI Mobility Radeon X700

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Hmmm... doesn't the X700 work with the default open-source Linux driver? You should be able to run Beryl or Compiz without having to mess with the "fglrx" driver.

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Do you mean the driver that Linux Mint tries to load in the LiveCD (radeon?)
Because it fails to start X with it.

update: Just tried using the radeon driver again, X actually starts, but the screen is black.

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This driver is work for ATI RADEON 9250... Yes or No...

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Post by Lowkey »

I couldnt resist :/

Ive downloaded the new Envy and installed the new ATI driver. I have an ati Radeon 9600

Very sharp colours. It passed with flying colours playing Tremulus and playing video files. Couldn't get full Beryl working but it seemed to be happy with the Compiz setting. There seems to be a slightly higher idle overhead of about 4% (amd 3000+ xp). My card is running at full 8x AGP.

Very, very nice so far Iĺl let you know if anything changes.

Seems like I wont be needing to send the winged monkies in after all! :D

dracorX

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Have a radeon as well (though 9700, I think)
So would you recommend the driver? is it better than the open source one (on which I run beryl all the time)

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Post by Lowkey »

Hey dracorX

I think you can test it on a live cd (please correct me if Im this is not true).

So far its behaving pretty well. No eye candy for the moment but I dont mind.

dracorX

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I have cassandra installed at home, and it came without proprietary drivers (I was glad a bout it, cause the free driver enables aiglx). As far as I know one has to install the proprietary ones via envy, so I think I can't check via livecd with the prop. drivers...

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Post by Lolo Uila »

You don't have to use Envy, it just makes it easier.

http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Ubuntu ... tion_Guide

http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Troubleshooting

However, if the open-source driver is working well for you then you should probably stick with it. If it ain't broke, don't "fix" it...

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