Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 9th Sep 2009 22:29 UTC, submitted by lemur2
Linux Open source 3D graphics drivers for ATI R600 garphics cards has been submitted to the kernel-next tree for possible inclusion in the Linux kernel 2.6.32. "David Airlie has pushed a horde of new code into his drm-next Git tree, which is what will get pulled into the Linux 2.6.32 kernel once the merge window is open. Most prominently, this new DRM code brings support for kernel mode-setting with R600 class hardware as well as 3D support."
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RE[3]: Things are Still a Mess
by werpu on Thu 10th Sep 2009 04:54 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Things are Still a Mess"
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Actually quality was the reason why i dropped ati and replaced it with an nvidia card. The ATI drivers sucked majorly for Linux while the Windows drivers were working excellently.
Getting compiz up and running without locking X was a trial and error test (which stuff did not lock up X could be enabled the other one had to be disabled)
The revision before even crashed X on video window resize.
You can tell me many things about nvidia, but with the card I just had to enable the binary drivers and suddenly everything worked flawlessly, no X crashes anymore.
ATI always has been like that, good hardware really shoddy drivers, but at least under Windows they finally have gotten their act together driverwise, the Linux land is business as usual. And btw. where are the BSD drivers?

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