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 . (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 on r5xx not works with linux 22.214.171.124. only if libdrm, libgl, mesa, xf86-video-ati - all installed from git.