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[6]: Things are Still a Mess
by WereCatf on Thu 10th Sep 2009 12:38 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Things are Still a Mess"
WereCatf
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A binary driver fails with the first kernel update.


Actually, it usually just gets recompiled at boot. Atleast on my Mandriva it does.

Nope. Just plain no. Shun binary drivers. We now have specifications for, and open source drivers for, fully-funtional competitive-performance ATI cards.

And STILL the open-source drivers for older ATi cards lack all kinds of features whereas the nVidia's binary-only drivers for similarly old hardware support all their features and work just peachy.

You can blather all you want about open-source superiority, but I have only been let down by the open-source ATi and nVidia drivers.

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