Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 6th Oct 2006 14:02 UTC, submitted by Michael Larabel
3D News, GL, DirectX "Open-source support has appeared by default in X.Org 7.1 for R300 generation GPUs. While ATI does not officially support these R300 open-source drivers, this alternative have been gaining momentum with users largely due to the lack of GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap support in fglrx. This extension is needed for the AIGLX desktop eye-candy. These drivers do lack TV-out support and many other features found within ATI's fglrx drivers, but how does its performance compare?"
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we need open hardware as well
by wannabe geek on Fri 6th Oct 2006 16:00 UTC
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2006-09-27

It should be no surprise that FOSS drivers are worse than the proprietary ones provided by the hardware vendor, especially for 3d acceleration. It's a miracle that they exist at all, since they won't release the specifications needed to write a driver:

http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=linux-kernel&m=109831011607347&w=2

http://hardware.newsforge.com/article.pl?sid=06/06/16/2110211&from=...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_source_hardware

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