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Old 05-17-2010, 03:29 PM
"B. Alexander"
 
Default Aargh! I hate the fglrx driver!

I upgraded my machine at work today, and among other things that were installed, aptitude upgraded the kernel (linux-image-2.6.32-5-amd64) as well as the fglrx packages. I had the 9-11 held, but aptitude upgraded it anyway. And with the combination of packages, I was no longer able to roll back to 9-11...


The reason I had it held in the first place was that any with any of the later drivers I was not able to get compiz working again. With the newer drivers (including 10-4), my kde panel and terminal windows are solid white, sort of a mini-white screen of death.


I have been fiddling with it (this time) for about the last 3 hours, and can't get it to work. I looked online, but didn't see the level of uproar that I would have thought* if it were a common problem. Therefore, I am thinking that it is a configuration issue on this machine.


I did an m-a a-i fglrx, and the driver built, but as I said, compiz white screens. KDE 4.4.3's compositing seems to work fine, but it doesn't have all the features I need. (Group and tab comes to mind).


Anyone have any idea why* compiz won't work with newer fglrx drivers?

--b
 
Old 05-18-2010, 05:31 PM
Stefan Monnier
 
Default Aargh! I hate the fglrx driver!

> Anyone have any idea why compiz won't work with newer fglrx drivers?

I don't. But I have use the `radeon' driver with compiz. Have you
tried it? It's better for your karma and won't suffer from those kinds
of problems you're experiencing.


Stefan


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