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[7]: Things are Still a Mess
by lemur2 on Thu 10th Sep 2009 13:10 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Things are Still a Mess"
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though I don't think nvidia buyers have been suffering from this (the binary driver supports pretty obsolete cards)

Nvidia's binary driver for Linux no longer supports "legacy" nvidia cards. This is quite similar to ATI's binary driver. Both lack support for older cards.

Nvidia's binary driver for Linux has had abysmal 2D hardware acceleration performance for years.

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