Upgrade to 8.04 and now Xgl is using 95% of CPU

stan stanb at panix.com
Fri Oct 24 17:48:42 UTC 2008

On Fri, Oct 24, 2008 at 01:40:19PM -0400, Abhinav Gupta wrote:
> First remove XGL
> sudo apt-get remove xserver-xgl
> And then follow installation guide on
> http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Ubuntu_Hardy_Installation_Guide
> I went for the "Method 2: Manual Install". Works perfectly for me. Though
> they seem to have changed it. Was something else a few days ago.
> I made a small shell script that will remove xgl and install the requested
> ATI drivers after downloading them.
> http://paste2.org/p/91746
> Get the code, save as "ati-installer" on your desktop.
> Then
> chmod +x ati-installer
> sudo ati-installer 8.9 -xgl
> This will download the ATI drivers version 8.9, remove XGL and install new
> drivers.
> Warning : Use the script at your own risk. I made it for personal use. If
> you don't think you can trust the script, just follow the instructions on
> the link I sent. :)
Thanks for the help.

Can I clarify what the result of doing either of these methods is? Do they
install ATI drivers that are "outside" of the standard Ubuntu "supported"
method? The reason I ask is that I am planing on upgrading to 8.10 in the
near future, and it seems that I would be better of vis a vi this upgrade
if i am withing the "expected" installed base, right?

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