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Posted 03 February 2013 - 10:20
What driver are you using? I am/was using the 13.1 driver from AMD's website.
Weird, I have no problem like this, it might be driver related (though, we share the AMD GPU brand),I am not a pro.
The first and third problems, at least, are most likely a result of the proprietary AMD graphics drivers. I would highly recommend purging them and using the open-source radeon driver instead. Your video card is very well supported by radeon, and you will almost certainly have fewer problems with it.
Edit: I recommend that you read through this thread. It has lots of interesting details that you may find helpful.
Posted 03 February 2013 - 17:11
I removed fglrx and it did indeed fix the flicker & virtual terminal issues, it seems to have fixed my issue with resuming from suspend as well.
The only downside with what I'm using now is the performance in games is bad. My output from glxinfo | grep renderer is OpenGL renderer string: Gallium 0.4 on AMD CYPRESS, is that correct?
I chucked together two scripts, one to install fglrx (when I game) and one to swap back to radeon (when I'm not), I'm guessing I'd need a reboot in-between but that's not really an issue. Would this be a sensible solution or would it cause issues in the long run?
Posted 03 February 2013 - 20:01
That is an absolutely terrible idea! I strongly recommend that you don't swap drivers on a regular basis. If you really feel like you MUST swap drivers when you game, the least-bad idea is probably to install fglrx from the repository, generate a xorg.conf to force X11 to use radeon when you start your computer, then create a script to stop X11, load X11 with fglrx (and maybe a low-resource, non-compositing window manager, such as Openbox, to get higher framerates) so that you can game. Your script should probably be capable of switching back as well.
Posted 04 February 2013 - 00:44
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