[Testing] Ubuntu Saucy + GNOME 3.10 + fglrx

Fran Dieguez fran.dieguez at mabishu.com
Sat Sep 28 23:23:54 UTC 2013

On 29/09/13 01:12, Fran Dieguez wrote:
> On dom 29 sep 2013 00:52:47 CEST, Ali Linx (amjjawad) wrote:
>> On Sat, Sep 28, 2013 at 7:22 PM, Fran Dieguez
>> <fran.dieguez at mabishu.com <mailto:fran.dieguez at mabishu.com>> wrote:
>>     Hi,
>>     Does anyone have successfully tested the latest GNOME 3.10 in
>>     Ubuntu Saucy with the closed-source AMD drivers.
>> Hi,
>> Too bad, I have more than one machine but none with AMD Hardware!
>>     I'm testing with those available in Ubuntu repositories. But when
>>     I reboot my computer, GDM halts (showing a blank screen) and
>>     doesn't show anything.
>>     Regards
>> Just curious, what about Ubuntu GNOME 13.10 Beta 2 on that machine?
>> any specific issue?
>> Thank you!
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> I was planning to write a review about my machine (Macbook Pro 8,2:
> i7-2635QM, Radeon HD 6400M, 8 Gb RAM, 256 SSD) that I use as my work
> machine, but over the days I have solved some minor bugs and I could
> share my main problems/issues with all of you.
> Overall works pretty well but the are some errors that I was able to
> solve and others that I are very annoying. I hope that they will be
> solved in the coming days/week.
> - SOLVED - System status area shows that I'm not connected to any
> network even when I'm already connected. With the enormous help of Tim,
> we are testing with an upgraded version of network manager from
> ppa:darkxst/gnome39 that at some point will land in the staging ppa, and
> now I have not problems with that.
> - Brightness keyboard keys: With my brightness keyboard keys I can't
> change the screen brightness. That's weird because in previous versions
> they've been working. I can only change the brightness setting from the
> system status area, from g-c-c display panel or by issuing at the
> terminal "echo 82311 | sudo tee
> /sys/class/backlight/gmux_backlight/brightness". This is quite annoying
> if you read the next problem.
> - If I unplug my laptop from the power the main screen reduces
> brightness to 0. So I can't see anything and I can't change the
> brightness with the keyboard (as you can read above). If I connect my
> laptop to the power supply the screen gets the previous brightness setting.
> - I'm unable to install the fglrx privative driver and get the full
> performance and enhanced power management of my graphic card. I don't
> mind using the open source driver but when I want to play a game on
> Steam there is a huge drain of graphical performance.
> Having said that, I can do my daily work with my computer without any
> problem and I'm able to enjoy the latest version of Ubuntu and GNOME at
> the same time.
> Regards.

Please take notice that I'm running the Ubuntu GNOME Beta 2 + all the 
PPAs available to get GNOME 3.10 in this computer.

Rignt now I'm burning a DVD with the Beta 2 to test it in this machine 
without any ppa activated and get a full review of it.

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