Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 5th Dec 2005 12:26 UTC, submitted by Piethein Strengholt
X11, Window Managers "We are pleased to announce the availability of the third full Release Candidate for the upcoming X.Org Foundation release of X11R6.9 and X11R7. RC3 includes many bug fixes and updates. We have tagged both the monolithic and modular trees and have prepared tarballs for you to test."
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ATI Drivers
by leos on Mon 5th Dec 2005 17:40 UTC
leos
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2005-09-21

I have to agree with Mr. Anonymous here. ATI drivers are pretty terrible compared to NVidia's. Sure, they have some FOSS drivers, but as has been already mentioned, they only support a subset of their cards and the performance is pretty terrible.

I have a ATI Mobility XPress 200M, and the driver situation sucks hard. There's no FOSS driver (AFAIK), and I've gone through 4 versions of the proprietary driver, and none of them has worked for me.
2D mode works, but it's so slow that I can't stand using it. Scrolling down in a web browser is laggy.

Never had any problems with the nvidia drivers for my old desktop. Sure it was a pain to recompile for each new kernel, but it never failed to work, not once, when I did recompile it.

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