Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 19th Jun 2007 18:33 UTC, submitted by Michael
3D News, GL, DirectX "Last week the first open-source ATI R500 driver had entered the world. This new driver (named the xf86-video-avivo) is very early into development, but a small set of developers have been working on reverse engineering this GPU class for the past couple of months. This driver does not yet contain any 3D functionality or support for features that most end-users expect. At this point, the driver just contains very basic initialization and set video mode support for a portion of the Radeon X1000 family. Even with this very basic R500 driver, we couldn't help but to explore the Avivo driver for the past few days."
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Looking forward to it
by DoctorPepper on Tue 19th Jun 2007 19:13 UTC
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I have an ATI Radeon X1300 Pro in my Dell desktop, and it is currently running the commercial ATI driver (thanks to Ubuntu) quite nicely, but I would prefer to use a pure oss solution. I'm not a gamer, so I'm sure I would be able to live with any speed differences between the oss driver and the commercial one. As long as the oss driver is faster then the default vesa driver! :-)

Keep working on the driver folks, I'm sure I'm not the only one stuck with the commercial driver.

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