Quality of fglrx driver in Jessie?

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Quality of fglrx driver in Jessie?

Postby swirler » 2017-03-14 08:17

I'd like to know if other folks using the fglrx driver in Jessie ( version 15.9-4~deb8u2 in the Debian repository) also experience poor performance, like that weird effect when you drag a window across the desktop and it leaves a trail all around it (is that "screen tearing", BTW ?) - truth to tell, I've used this driver (well, its equivalent) on other debian-based distros (and in Wheezy) previously, and I didn't see this issue.

I reckon this driver will be abandoned in the future - however, before figuring out what to do when this happens, is there any tweak that I can try to make things better for the time being ?

I think I've more or less tried the available settings in the control panel, are there any more settings that I could try in the xorg.conf file ?
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Re: Quality of fglrx driver in Jessie?

Postby stevepusser » 2017-03-14 18:22

You could try the newer version of the driver in jessie-backport to see if that makes any difference: https://packages.debian.org/jessie-back ... lrx-driver
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Re: Quality of fglrx driver in Jessie?

Postby bw123 » 2017-03-14 21:50

....this driver will be abandoned in the future - however, before figuring out what to do when this happens...


That part will be simple figure out, you'll have to use the free radeon driver like the rest of us, or inve$t in new hardware that suppports the newer drivers.. Maybe spending some time now on that solution, instead of the failing alternative would be smart?
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Re: Quality of fglrx driver in Jessie?

Postby debiman » 2017-03-15 08:07

swirler wrote:that weird effect when you drag a window across the desktop and it leaves a trail all around it (is that "screen tearing", BTW ?)

i don't think so:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Screen_tearing
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