Package Details: catalyst-test 15.12-12

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Package Base: catalyst-test
Description: AMD/ATI Catalyst drivers for linux AKA Crimson. catalyst-dkms + catalyst-utils + lib32-catalyst-utils + experimental powerXpress suppport. PRE-GCN Radeons are optionally supported
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Licenses: custom
Conflicts: catalyst, catalyst-daemon, catalyst-dkms, catalyst-generator, catalyst-hook, catalyst-utils, libgl, mesa-libgl, mesa-libgl-git
Provides: catalyst=15.12, catalyst-hook=15.12, catalyst-libgl=15.12, catalyst-utils=15.12, dri, libatical=15.12, libgl, libtxc_dxtn, mesa-libgl, mesa-libgl-git, opencl-catalyst=15.12, opencl-driver
Submitter: Vi0L0
Maintainer: Vi0L0
Last Packager: Vi0L0
Votes: 167
Popularity: 0.014628
First Submitted: 2010-02-17 20:49
Last Updated: 2016-12-10 20:34

Dependencies (23)

Required by (654)

Sources (28)

  • 4.3-gentoo-mtrr.patch
  • 4.3-kolasa-seq_printf.patch
  • 4.4-manjaro-xstate.patch
  • 4.6-arch-get_user_pages-page_cache_release.patch
  • 4.7-arch-cpu_has_pge-v2.patch
  • 4.9_over_4.6-arch-get_user_pages_remote.patch
  • arch-fglrx-authatieventsd_new.patch
  • atieventsd.service
  • catalyst-15.9_control_file.tar.gz
  • catalyst.conf
  • crimson_i686_xg.patch
  • dkms.conf
  • fglrx_gpl_symbol.patch
  • grsec_arch.patch
  • lano1106_fglrx_intel_iommu.patch
  • lano1106_kcl_agp_13_4.patch
  • makefile_compat.patch
  • makesh-dont-check-gcc-version.patch
  • pxp_switch_catalyst
  • switchlibGL
  • switchlibglx
  • temp-links-catalyst.service
  • temp_links_catalyst

Latest Comments

sling00 commented on 2017-01-10 08:27


I made a patchset for compiling the fglrx dkms module against 4.10-rc3 kernel,

It will probably need a bit of pruning to be worthy of being in the repo, primarily the get_user_pages_remote section which may need another if statement specifically for 4.10 instead of just modifying the 4.9 line as I have done. If nothing else this should help get people headed in the right direction.

-- Thank you for all your work on this, your patches / compilation of fixes have helped me tremendously in the past, and I wanted to take this opportunity to try to give back.

npfeiler commented on 2016-12-14 15:24

catalyst-test provides opencl-catalyst, it should also conflict it

Vi0L0 commented on 2016-12-10 20:41

- ocl-icd fixes
- initial 4.9 kernel support, hope i won't brake your system ;P, tested on 4.9-rc8
- _old_control variable for pre-gcn users who have problems with this driver, it brings control file from catalyst 15.9, you can pick it to be included by editing PKGBUILD

Vi0L0 commented on 2016-12-08 14:52

i missed opencl-driver because i didn't really used your patch, only red it.
but yesterday I found it independly :) also looking at opencl-nvidia and added it to my local repo. If I will find time I will update today, can't promise because I got some deadline.
About the opencl-icd-loader - I only found ocl-icd implementation, used pacman -sS for that, could miss something. Anyhow will change it.

btw: still can't hear confirmation about imagemagick CPU usage spikes on GNOME, maybe you experienced it?

npfeiler commented on 2016-12-08 14:38

@Vi0L0 the provides for opencl-driver got lost. ocl-icd now optionally depends on it (i added it after finding it in opencl-mesa and opencl-nvidia)
also the comments about opencl-icd-loader really didn’t mean ocl-icd in particular (all (other) opencl-icd-loader implementations provide /usr/lib/ too)
although in the second case it should’ve been lib32-opencl-icd-loader

this is picky on my part, the package works, but i’m wondering why you changed it

Vi0L0 commented on 2016-12-07 18:24

interesting - after compiling imagemagick (6.9.6-7 version as 6.9.6-6 is unavailable) with disable-opencl configure option CPU spikes are gone...
I believe it's general problem, not just mine. Can someone confirm CPU usage spikes on default imagemagick @ GNOME?

Vi0L0 commented on 2016-12-06 21:14

thanks npfeiler, I used your patch
I hope it will work fine with non-catalyst libOpenCL - my short testing of running and compiling simple opencl apps showed it's fine.
If you will notice bad behaviour - let me know asap please.

For now I noticed one bug, but it was there before changes: converter (a bin which comes with imagemagick package) is taking a lot of my CPU resources - every seconds its eating 100% CPU, causing spikes on system's monitor ;P. It does look terrible and for now I don't know how to fix it, can somebody confirm bug?

If on upate process installer will tell something about missing libcl, then force install of catalyst-test with pacman -Udd /path-to_catalyst-test, and then additionally install ocl-icd

Within days (maybe tomorrow) I should update repos with this newer non-libcl version of catalyst.

Vi0L0 commented on 2016-12-05 15:01

thanks for the headup guys, i will look at it after getting out of my medical treatment, will update propably tomorrow

Morn commented on 2016-12-05 11:48

@npfeiler: Imagemagick is required by CUPS, so I think Violo should fix this clash in the PKGBUILD. I think most Arch installs use CUPS for printing, so this problem literally affects 99% of Arch computers.

npfeiler commented on 2016-12-04 17:13

i used the following patch to make it work with ocl-icd

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