Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th Jul 2007 20:29 UTC, submitted by David Lin
3D News, GL, DirectX "Dell knows it won't happen overnight, but along side wanting to ship audio/video codecs, Intel Wireless 80.211n support for Linux, Broadcom Wireless for Linux, and being able to ship notebooks and desktops with Compiz Fusion enabled, Dell would like to see improved ATI Linux drivers."
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Woohoo!
by WereCatf on Thu 26th Jul 2007 20:43 UTC
WereCatf
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2006-02-15

Now there's some big bucks, Dell requesting for better ATI drivers..This should motivate ATI a little ;)

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RE: Woohoo!
by ninja_in_pajamas on Thu 26th Jul 2007 20:58 in reply to "Woohoo!"
ninja_in_pajamas Member since:
2007-07-26

For those who don't know already, there are some very reliable drivers already out there. They may not be standard ATI drivers (They are modified a little) but they work VERY well, just use an application called Envu. It can be found at http://albertomilone.com/nvidia_scripts1.html

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RE[2]: Woohoo!
by archiesteel on Thu 26th Jul 2007 21:14 in reply to "RE: Woohoo!"
archiesteel Member since:
2005-07-02

Actually, all Envy does is install the proprietary ATI drivers (not sure what you meant by "standard").

You don't need Envy to run the proprietary ATI drivers, either; you can simply follow the steps outlined on the unofficial ATI for Linux Wiki:

http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Main_Page

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RE: Woohoo!
by kaiwai on Fri 27th Jul 2007 01:14 in reply to "Woohoo!"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Now there's some big bucks, Dell requesting for better ATI drivers..This should motivate ATI a little ;)


Sorry to say but I gave up on ATI long ago; AMD had the chance of actually fixing things up; if AMD management isn't willing fire those who refuse to tow the party line, it speaks volumes for the weak management in place.

Nvidia is the choice for me now, it would require *ALOT* to get my to buy any AMD products - refusal to support ATI properly means that it completely takes all AMD products off my list.

To all those who ATI fanboys who are taking points off legitimate posts - get a bloody life and read the T&C - unless they fall under one of the categoriesthat legitimises points being taken off, you're in violation of the osnews.com moderation policy.

Edited 2007-07-27 01:19

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RE[2]: Woohoo!
by smitty on Fri 27th Jul 2007 01:47 in reply to "RE: Woohoo!"
smitty Member since:
2005-10-13

Sorry to say but I gave up on ATI long ago; AMD had the chance of actually fixing things up; if AMD management isn't willing fire those who refuse to tow the party line, it speaks volumes for the weak management in place.

I'm still willing to give them a little more time. I never expected AMD to suddenly change everything in ATI overnight, especially given their current problems competing with Intel. Supposedly they're going to have a redesigned driver out sometime before the end of the year, and I have hope that it will be as good as the NVIDIA drivers. They're not really that great on Linux either, but I've given up on either manufacturer doing better than that.

If the situation is still the same in January, then I'll be moving to your position and start ignoring all ATI products. Probably still consider their CPU's, though.

Edited 2007-07-27 01:49

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RE: Woohoo!
by IvoLimmen on Fri 27th Jul 2007 10:31 in reply to "Woohoo!"
IvoLimmen Member since:
2005-07-06

This is exactly the kind of news I was expecting and hoping for. I am a Linux fanboy and I am hoping/advocating for more momentum in the Open Source/Linux/GNU movement. This momentum could only be initiated by profit. Profit means: some company will have to be installed. I was already thrilled by the fact that Dell has stepped up to sell pre-installed Linux on their machines and I was waiting on this very important news item: Dell, a large player in computer hardware, demanding better driver support for Linux. This can finally mean that hardware vendors will not ignore Linux any more since Dell want Linux drivers. The Linux movement will thrive.

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