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Adel Ahmed
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 6:43 am    Post subject: where is fglrx Reply with quote

I've removed my old version of ati-drivers, after upgrading some packages I tried to install the new version of ati-drivers and it's not there !!!
I've tried upgrading the xorg-drivers package and the fglrx use flag is masked, i've created the following entry in /etc/portage/profile/use.mask :
-fglrx

but no luck

I'm using a
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Cedar [Radeon HD 5000/6000/7350/8350 Series]

and have always been using ati-drivers as it gives better performance than the radeon module.

I would like to have the fglrx module upgraded/re-installed
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 6:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fglrx is dead for a long time. It was removed from tree recently. Radeon is a much better choice.
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backend.cpp:92:2: warning: #warning TODO - this error message is about as useful as a cooling unit in the arctic
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you really need fglrx (eg. for some particular game that doesn't work properly with the radeon drivers), you can still use an overlay.
https://gpo.zugaina.org/x11-drivers/ati-drivers
However, as asturm said, fglrx is really, really not recommended
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