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== Configuration instructions 2008/07 ==
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== Forking this article for proprietary ==
Kudos to PCMan for adding detailed instructions on proper xorg.conf troubleshooting, but I'm wondering how necessary it is.  If users run <tt>hwd -x</tt> to generate their configs (instead of <tt>Xorg -configure</tt>) all of the necessary items ''are'' added to xorg.conf automatically, making the bulk of the new information unnecessary.
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Cleaned up some info today and noticed this article is really getting unrulyI propose that we fork the proprietary portion to its own article, such as "ATI Catalyst". Considering that the fglrx is now absolutely unsupported by Arch Linux, it would help make this article much less daunting to newcomers.
  
Is there a reason we don't instruct users to run <tt>hwd</tt> to generate the xorg.conf files?
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--[[User:Thayer | Thayer]] Mon Jan  4 10:53:18 PST 2010
 
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--[[User:Thayer|Thayer]] @ 2008/07/02
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If you are sure hwd -x is the best way to do this, then you should change the wiki to recommend this option.
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I am not sure, since I'm new with linux and so forth.
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== EXA and Adobe Flash performance ==
 
== EXA and Adobe Flash performance ==

Revision as of 18:53, 4 January 2010

Forking this article for proprietary

Cleaned up some info today and noticed this article is really getting unruly. I propose that we fork the proprietary portion to its own article, such as "ATI Catalyst". Considering that the fglrx is now absolutely unsupported by Arch Linux, it would help make this article much less daunting to newcomers.

-- Thayer Mon Jan 4 10:53:18 PST 2010

EXA and Adobe Flash performance

I noticed that enabling

Option "AccelMethod" "EXA"

as mentioned under "Performance tuning" lead to significantly worse Flash performance. This was using extra/flashplugin 10.0.22.87-1, aur/firefox-beta 3.5rc2-1 and extra/xf86-video-ati 6.12.2-2. My card (ATI Radeon 9550) uses the RV350 chipset, hence it is a bit dated.

If this isn't just a local phenomena, perhaps it should be mentioned?


I don't know. I disabled EXA, and got even worse Flash performance, according to a flash benchmark test I found at Snails Animation [1]. (flashplugin 10.0.32.18-1.1, firefox 3.5.3-1, xf86-video-ati 6.12.2-2.) Same card and chipset, though. --Rataxes 16:38, 15 September 2009 (EDT)

KMS notes

KMS on r5xx not works with linux 2.6.31.3. only if libdrm, libgl, mesa, xf86-video-ati - all installed from git.