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#1 2012-02-18 09:33:54

el_koraco
#!/loony/bun
From: inside Ed
Registered: 2011-07-25
Posts: 4,749

The definitive guide to proprietary AMD graphics drivers

sudo -i
cd /usr/local/bin
apt-get install unzip dkms linux-headers-$(uname -r)
wget http://smxi.org/smxi.zip
unzip smxi.zip
smxi

Last edited by el_koraco (2013-02-25 11:56:07)

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#2 2012-02-18 09:47:13

lain
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Registered: 2011-11-03
Posts: 313

Re: The definitive guide to proprietary AMD graphics drivers

High quality guide, el_koraco! smile

Here's another way of removing the ati-driver:

sudo aticonfig --uninstall
sudo reboot

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#3 2012-02-18 09:50:13

el_koraco
#!/loony/bun
From: inside Ed
Registered: 2011-07-25
Posts: 4,749

Re: The definitive guide to proprietary AMD graphics drivers

I've had amdcofig fail on uninstall. It works most of the time, but it has failed me, so I'm not recommending it. Just input the full path to the uninstall script.

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#4 2012-02-18 10:30:07

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Registered: 2009-11-03
Posts: 3,207

Re: The definitive guide to proprietary AMD graphics drivers

Props!!
We'll build a memorial for you one day. Such is the magnitude of your sacrifice.

*doffs hat*


Point & Squirt

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#5 2012-02-18 10:52:58

VastOne
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From: V-Ger
Registered: 2011-04-26
Posts: 10,165
Website

Re: The definitive guide to proprietary AMD graphics drivers

Nice one, thank you el_koraco!

Added to Quick Reference

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#6 2012-02-18 12:19:36

Unia
#! Octo-portal-pussy
From: The Netherlands
Registered: 2010-07-17
Posts: 4,634
Website

Re: The definitive guide to proprietary AMD graphics drivers

Now that's a guide! Nice job!

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#7 2012-02-18 12:52:30

rhowaldt
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Registered: 2011-03-09
Posts: 4,396

Re: The definitive guide to proprietary AMD graphics drivers

great guide mr koraco. i like your style. will be having bad dreams about Black Ivan tonight smile

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#8 2012-02-18 15:10:17

el_koraco
#!/loony/bun
From: inside Ed
Registered: 2011-07-25
Posts: 4,749

Re: The definitive guide to proprietary AMD graphics drivers

Don't praise me, make this a sticky big_smile

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#9 2012-02-18 15:19:35

rhowaldt
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Registered: 2011-03-09
Posts: 4,396

Re: The definitive guide to proprietary AMD graphics drivers

hey, i've suggested making it a sticky with my fellow 'powers that be'. i've never stickied anything before and not 100% certain about the policy and whatnot. i'm still new, so don't wanna go run around stickying stuff. i'm all for it but we'll see what everyone else has to say.

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#10 2012-02-18 16:12:57

Unia
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From: The Netherlands
Registered: 2010-07-17
Posts: 4,634
Website

Re: The definitive guide to proprietary AMD graphics drivers

^ I am no powers that be, but I am all for stickying. This is really important for (new) people with ATi cards that don't know how to do this. They could just search Google, but this is guaranteed to work whereas Google's solutions may or may not, or may just half.

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#11 2012-02-18 17:28:38

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Registered: 2011-06-02
Posts: 5,432

Re: The definitive guide to proprietary AMD graphics drivers

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#12 2012-02-19 00:57:31

rhowaldt
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Registered: 2011-03-09
Posts: 4,396

Re: The definitive guide to proprietary AMD graphics drivers

ok i decided to just sticky it. hope philip doesn't come and kick my ass now big_smile

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#13 2012-02-19 19:47:48

ivanovnegro
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Registered: 2011-06-02
Posts: 5,432

Re: The definitive guide to proprietary AMD graphics drivers

^ Cool!

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#14 2012-03-02 13:19:39

smoki
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Posts: 256

Re: The definitive guide to proprietary AMD graphics drivers

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#15 2012-03-03 01:28:06

hanssen
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Registered: 2012-03-03
Posts: 3

Re: The definitive guide to proprietary AMD graphics drivers

Hi everyone, the smxi dont install the Fgrlx 12.1 for me, im new with CrunchBang but not in Linux, really is a good distribution, but actually i have some problems, before i used Arch, but now i buy a ati amd radeon hd 6950, in windows the normal temperature is 48º with ATI Catalyst 12.1 but now, in a new install of CrunchBang 64 bits bpo, because my processor is a Athlon64, and surprise for me, the temperature is 60º in normal mode. This dont be a big problema if the fan of the graphic card that be so noisy with this temperature. For this, i have the hope that with fglrx in crunch the temperature be similar on windows. Therefore, i read this stick for a solution and do the process with smxi, but when the smxi download the driver and go to install, the program give me this error.

Im very lost, some help will be very appreciate, thanxs guys.

=========================================================
START sgfxi LOGGING:
=========================================================
Script started: 2012-03-03-01:58:38
Video Card Information: ATI Technologies Inc Device 6719
Video Card Type: 1002
Video Card Number: 6719
Xorg Version: 1.10
Installing driver to kernel: 3.2.0-0.bpo.1-amd64
sgfxi script version: 4.17.80
sgfxi start options:  -r -j 1 -! 120 -X -P apt-get
SYSTEM_BASE: debian
SYSTEM_CODENAME: stable
DISTRIB_CODENAME: stable
DISTRIB_ID: debian
DISTRIB_RELEASE: 
FG_DISTRIB_CODENAME: squeeze
FG_DISTRIB_ID: Debian
APT_TYPE: apt-get
=========================================================
X is Running: false
Current Runlevel: 2
Connection is live (0=true): 0
=========================================================
INSTALL_TO_KERNEL: 
KERNEL_FULL: 3.2.0-0.bpo.1-amd64
KERNEL_BASE: 3
KERNEL_NUMBER: 3.2
KERNEL_MATH: 2
B_IS_XEN: true
Function: create_x_conf - Primary: Start
  xorg is present, no xorg.conf file
Function: x_is_running - Utility: Start
  xIsRunning: false
Function: x_is_running - Utility: End
Function: x_is_running - Utility: Start
  xIsRunning: false
Function: x_is_running - Utility: End

X.Org X Server 1.10.4
Release Date: 2011-08-19
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
Build Operating System: Linux 3.0.0-1-amd64 x86_64 Debian
Current Operating System: Linux walrus 3.2.0-0.bpo.1-amd64 #1 SMP Sat Feb 11 08:41:32 UTC 2012 x86_64
Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-0.bpo.1-amd64 root=UUID=84058d7e-bbed-414f-8984-539c216b6aa2 ro quiet splash
Build Date: 28 August 2011  09:39:43PM
xorg-server 2:1.10.4-1~bpo60+1 (Cyril Brulebois <kibi@debian.org>) 
Current version of pixman: 0.24.0
    Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
    to make sure that you have the latest version.
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
    (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
    (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Sat Mar  3 01:59:02 2012
List of video drivers:
    mach64
    voodoo
    i128
    nouveau
    chips
    mga
    ati
    neomagic
    tdfx
    siliconmotion
    savage
    apm
    s3virge
    tseng
    radeon
    sis
    vmwlegacy
    cirrus
    intel
    sisusb
    trident
    r128
    openchrome
    vmware
    s3
    ark
    rendition
    fbdev
    vesa
(EE) Failed to load module "vmwgfx" (module does not exist, 0)
(EE) vmware: Please ignore the above warnings about not being able to to load module/driver vmwgfx
(EE) vmware: Unexpected failure while loading the "vmwlegacy" driver. Giving up.
(EE) Failed to load module "vmware" (a required submodule could not be loaded, 0)
(++) Using config file: "/root/xorg.conf.new"
(==) Using system config directory "/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d"
(II) [KMS] No DRICreatePCIBusID symbol, no kernel modesetting.
Number of created screens does not match number of detected devices.
  Configuration failed.
  xorg.conf created and mv to /etc/X11/
  xorg xorg.conf file generated
Function: create_x_conf - Primary: End
Function: check_supported_driver - Utility: Start
Function: check_supported_driver - Utility: End
Function: set_cpu_data - Utility: Start
  BITS: 64 - arch: amd64
Function: set_cpu_data - Utility: End
Function: set_driver_install_version - Primary: Start
Function: check_supported_driver - Utility: Start
  Args: last-check
Function: check_supported_driver - Utility: End
Function: print_information_continue - Utility: Start
  Args: standard The graphics installer will be installing the fglrx driver: 12-1
Function: print_information_continue - Utility: End
  Installing this driver: 12-1
Function: set_driver_install_version - Primary: End
Function: driver_support_tests - Utility: Start
  Args: supported-driver
Function: driver_support_tests - Utility: End
Function: check_kernel_headers - Utility: Start
Function: check_package_status - Utility: Start
  Args: linux-headers-3.2.0-0.bpo.1-amd64 i
  Package Version: 3.2.4-1~bpo60+1
Function: check_package_status - Utility: End
Function: check_package_status - Utility: Start
  Args: linux-headers-3.2.0-0.bpo.1-amd64 c
  Package Version: 3.2.4-1~bpo60+1
Function: check_package_status - Utility: End
  headerName: linux-headers-3.2.0-0.bpo.1-amd64
headerInstalled: 3.2.4-1~bpo60+1
headerAvailable: 3.2.4-1~bpo60+1
headerFile: 
Function: check_kernel_headers - Utility: End
  nvidiaPackages:

  fglrxPackages:

Function: check_run_package_tools - Primary: Start
Function: check_run_package_tools - Primary: End
Function: set_download_info - Primary: Start
  download url: http://www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/ - driver file: amd-driver-installer-12-1-x86.x86_64
Function: set_download_info - Primary: End
Function: download_extract_driver - Primary: Start
  Args: http://www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/ amd-driver-installer-12-1-x86.x86_64
Function: pre_extract_clean_set_up - Utility: Start
  Args: amd-driver-installer-12-1-x86.x86_64
Function: pre_extract_clean_set_up - Utility: End
Creating directory fglrx-install-12-1
Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing AMD Catalyst(TM) Proprietary Driver-8.93.......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Function: download_extract_driver - Primary: End
  Function: set_install_directory - set to: /usr/src/sgfxi-downloads/fglrx-install-12-1
Function: run_driver_patches - Primary: Start
Function: run_driver_patches - Primary: End
Function: x_start_stop_master - Primary: Start
  Args: stop
Function: x_start_stop_master - Primary: End
Function: check_driver_install_tools - Primary: Start
Function: check_package_status - Utility: Start
  Args: module-assistant i
  Package Version: 
Function: check_package_status - Utility: End
Function: check_package_status - Utility: Start
  Args: module-assistant c
  Package Version: 0.11.3
Function: check_package_status - Utility: End
Function: install_package - Utility: Start
  Args: module-assistant
Function: update_package_manager - Utility: Start
  Args: update
  Update apt-get successful
Function: update_package_manager - Utility: End
  Install command for apt-get: install - Extra args: 
Function: install_package - Utility: End
Function: check_package_status - Utility: Start
  Args: build-essential i
  Package Version: 11.5
Function: check_package_status - Utility: End
Function: check_package_status - Utility: Start
  Args: debhelper i
  Package Version: 
Function: check_package_status - Utility: End
Function: check_package_status - Utility: Start
  Args: debhelper c
  Package Version: 9.20120115~bpo60+1
Function: check_package_status - Utility: End
Function: install_package - Utility: Start
  Args: debhelper
Function: update_package_manager - Utility: Start
  Args: update
Function: update_package_manager - Utility: End
  Install command for apt-get: install - Extra args: 
Function: install_package - Utility: End
Function: check_package_status - Utility: Start
  Args: dpkg-cross i
  Package Version: 
Function: check_package_status - Utility: End
Function: check_package_status - Utility: Start
  Args: libstdc++5 i
  Package Version: 
Function: check_package_status - Utility: End
Function: check_package_status - Utility: Start
  Args: libstdc++5 c
  Package Version: 1:3.3.6-20
Function: check_package_status - Utility: End
Function: install_package - Utility: Start
  Args: libstdc++5
Function: update_package_manager - Utility: Start
  Args: update
Function: update_package_manager - Utility: End
  Install command for apt-get: install - Extra args: 
Function: install_package - Utility: End
Function: check_package_status - Utility: Start
  Args: libstdc++6 i
  Package Version: 4.4.5-8
Function: check_package_status - Utility: End
Function: check_driver_install_tools - Primary: End
Function: prep_install - Primary: Start
Function: install_package - Utility: Start
  Args: libgl1-mesa-glx reinstall
Function: update_package_manager - Utility: Start
  Args: update
Function: update_package_manager - Utility: End
Function: check_package_status - Utility: Start
  Args: libgl1-mesa-glx i
  Package Version: 7.10.3-4~bpo60+1
Function: check_package_status - Utility: End
  Install command for apt-get: install - Extra args:  --reinstall 
Function: install_package - Utility: End
Function: prep_install - Primary: End
Function: preinstall_cleanup - Primary: Start
  Pre Remove: nvidia.ko files: 

Function: list_installed_packages - Utility: Start
  Args: nvidia (modalias|libvdpau|nvidia-bl-dkms|nvidia-cg-toolkit)
  packageList: 
Function: list_installed_packages - Utility: End
  Post Purge/Remove: nvidia.ko files: 

Function: remove_module - Primary: Start
  Args: nvidia
  operation outcome: unset
Function: remove_module - Primary: End
Function: list_installed_packages - Utility: Start
  Args: fglrx modalias
  packageList: 
Function: list_installed_packages - Utility: End
Function: remove_module - Primary: Start
  Args: fglrx
  operation outcome: unset
Function: remove_module - Primary: End
Function: clean_dkms - Primary: Start
Function: clean_dkms - Primary: End
Function: preinstall_cleanup - Primary: End
Function: run_driver_installer - Primary: Start
  driver: 12-1
  direct fglrx install - no debs: options: 12-1 --install
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Error logs from fglrx install: 
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
No error logs found from the run package installer!
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
  ERROR: (245) The fglrx installer exited with the error: 3
A copy of this driver installer error log is also here: /var/log/sgfxi/sgfxi.log

Other problem, when i do a lspci, the system dont show the device of graphic card good, in arch he do it. He show me that is a ATI 6950,,etc, but in grunch show this and i dont know if dont install the driver for this or what.

00:00.0 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP61 LPC Bridge (rev a1)
00:01.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP61 LPC Bridge (rev a2)
00:01.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation MCP61 SMBus (rev a2)
00:01.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP61 Memory Controller (rev a2)
00:02.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP61 USB Controller (rev a3)
00:02.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP61 USB Controller (rev a3)
00:04.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP61 PCI bridge (rev a1)
00:05.0 Audio device: nVidia Corporation MCP61 High Definition Audio (rev a2)
00:06.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP61 IDE (rev a2)
00:07.0 Bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP61 Ethernet (rev a2)
00:08.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP61 SATA Controller (rev a2)
00:08.1 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP61 SATA Controller (rev a2)
00:09.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP61 PCI Express bridge (rev a2)
00:0b.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP61 PCI Express bridge (rev a2)
00:0c.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP61 PCI Express bridge (rev a2)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Device 6719
02:00.1 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc Device aa80

Last edited by hanssen (2012-03-03 01:40:01)

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#16 2012-03-04 00:11:09

bozhkov
#! Junkie
Registered: 2009-12-29
Posts: 464

Re: The definitive guide to proprietary AMD graphics drivers

I did the driver install using the smxi script - it all went well, but now I cannot logout of the openbox session properly - I  get a black screen and the sweet need to hard reset my Toshiba Satellite laptop.

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#17 2012-03-04 14:59:11

smoki
#! Junkie
Registered: 2012-02-09
Posts: 256

Re: The definitive guide to proprietary AMD graphics drivers

02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Device 6719
02:00.1 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc Device aa80

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#18 2012-03-06 10:44:27

hanssen
New Member
Registered: 2012-03-03
Posts: 3

Re: The definitive guide to proprietary AMD graphics drivers

Thanxs smoki, i can install the driver 12.1 manually. Now i see the model with lspci, gratitude.

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#19 2012-03-31 10:19:52

Cartman
New Member
Registered: 2012-03-31
Posts: 6

Re: The definitive guide to proprietary AMD graphics drivers

hey guys, I'm new to Crunchbang and when installing this driver using smxi I always get the error:

"Dkms part of installation failed"

So the driver actually is installed but there is no 3d acceleration and I cannot watch videos with vlc or xine. My Graphics Card is Mobility Radeon HD 4650 and Im using backports crunchbang x86.Help is very much appreciated.

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#20 2012-05-04 02:22:29

greyproc
#! Member
From: Abarrach
Registered: 2012-04-30
Posts: 58
Website

Re: The definitive guide to proprietary AMD graphics drivers

sudo apt-get install linux-headers-`uname -r`

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#21 2012-05-23 12:31:10

beadmaze
#! Junkie
Registered: 2009-10-10
Posts: 330

Re: The definitive guide to proprietary AMD graphics drivers

nice howto!
however it fails on my ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics card.

the sgfxi.log tells me that:

  ERROR: (226) The driver you selected: 12-4 does not support your current Xorg version: 1.12
If this is wrong, please let the script maintainer know.
You can override this test with -! 6 option. If install works, let maintainer know.

maybe that's because i'm on waldorf?
should i try to downgrade to Xorg 1.11 as it says that

Xorg 1.12: Should be supported around 12-5 or maybe a month later
Xorg 1.11: Supported as of 11-10. 
Xorg 1.10: Working: fglrx 11-4 or newer
Xorg 1.9: Working: fglrx 10-10 or newer. No support for cards older than hd2000
Xorg 1.7: Working: 10-4 or greater. No support for cards older than hd2000
Xorg 1.6: Working: 9-4 or greater, BUT: 9-4 supports only > hd2000 cards.
radeonhd in Xorg >= 1.6 now supports (2d) R7xx cards, and improved support for r4-6xx cards.
Unsupported older cards less than hd2000, use radeon or radeonhd, or do: sgfxi -n
it works out for you.

?


We are a nice, friendly community here and I hope we stay that way.

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#22 2012-05-23 12:37:02

el_koraco
#!/loony/bun
From: inside Ed
Registered: 2011-07-25
Posts: 4,749

Re: The definitive guide to proprietary AMD graphics drivers

You should wait it out. 12.5 will be released soon, if it isn't already (smxi sometimes takes a couple of days to update fglrx).

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#23 2012-05-23 12:41:07

beadmaze
#! Junkie
Registered: 2009-10-10
Posts: 330

Re: The definitive guide to proprietary AMD graphics drivers

ok, cool.
12.5 means: may 2012 i guess, so it might be out in june then ("or maybe a month later"), right?

well, no problem - i can wait with that.
it's easy when you have such a nice how-to... smile
thanks again el_koracao!!!


We are a nice, friendly community here and I hope we stay that way.

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#24 2012-05-23 12:48:28

el_koraco
#!/loony/bun
From: inside Ed
Registered: 2011-07-25
Posts: 4,749

Re: The definitive guide to proprietary AMD graphics drivers

Not June, end of May, maybe beginning of June.

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#25 2012-05-23 15:12:53

Unia
#! Octo-portal-pussy
From: The Netherlands
Registered: 2010-07-17
Posts: 4,634
Website

Re: The definitive guide to proprietary AMD graphics drivers

It should appear in a week. On average, it appears between 20-25th of the month. I'm looking forward to it as well, as it's said to bring xorg 1.12 support.

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