Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 21st Sep 2006 08:54 UTC, submitted by brandon
3D News, GL, DirectX ATI has released the 8.29.6 version of its proprietary Linux drivers, with the announcement that the 9000, 9100, and 9200 IGP and Mobility Radeon chipsets are no longer supported by the new version. Radeon 8500, 9000, 9100, 9200, and 9250 devices are also dropped from support. Thankfully, these models are supported in 2D/3D mode by the open source DRI driver.
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Mon dieu
by bthylafh on Thu 21st Sep 2006 19:21 UTC
bthylafh
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2006-09-21

I just cannot believe the rampant lackwittedness displayed by most of the posters. The Free X.org and XFree86 drivers support 2D and 3D quite well on these cards. This is because ATI kindly released specs on their older 9250-and-earlier chips.

The old drivers are still available and most likely will continue to be available. I swear to god, do you cretins not have two brain cells to rub together? This includes you, Thom, and I'm disappointed that an OSNews staffer would be so clueless.

Edited 2006-09-21 19:22

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RE: Mon dieu
by nelvana2005 on Thu 21st Sep 2006 19:54 in reply to "Mon dieu"
nelvana2005 Member since:
2005-07-29

I do not miss any proprietary ATI driver, too. I am still using Suse 9.0 with my "old" ATI Radeon 7500 card and, yes, there is 3D support for it. Although Suse warned me two years ago during installation with a popup that these 3D drivers are still in the alpha stage, they work flawlessly until today. No kernel update ruined this installation. Many, many thanks to open source and xfree86 (the version used in Suse 9.0).

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RE: Mon dieu
by Ookaze on Fri 22nd Sep 2006 09:00 in reply to "Mon dieu"
Ookaze Member since:
2005-11-14

I just cannot believe you're satisfied with these drivers and dare say others lack wit.
The Free X.org and XFree86 drivers DO NOT support XvMC at all on these cards. This is because ATI didn't release specs on their older 9250-and-earlier chips.
If they had, using an ATI 9250 (which I bought, but I won't make that mistake again) on my MythTV center would have been a no brainer.

I swear to god, do you cretins not have two brain cells to rub together?

Who's the cretin now ?
Well, I don't mean to insult you, just to make you realise that these drivers are not just for 3D anymore.
And with HD content coming, this will be more and more important.

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