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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RE[3]: Woohoo!
by ninja_in_pajamas on Thu 26th Jul 2007 21:28 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Woohoo!"
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Yeah, you're right. But for some people it isn't as easily fixable bo using Ubuntu's somewhat shoddy howto. For instance, I had ATI drivers working great. A few weeks later, one of the updates did something ot make those drivers stop working. I followed every howto I could find but to no avail. I used Envy and everything worked perfectly. That is the main reason why I recommended it.

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RE[4]: Woohoo!
by apoclypse on Fri 27th Jul 2007 03:08 in reply to "RE[3]: Woohoo!"
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If it was a kernel update, then you have to recompile the the kernel module.

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RE[5]: Woohoo!
by chemical_scum on Fri 27th Jul 2007 14:09 in reply to "RE[4]: Woohoo!"
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If it was a kernel update, then you have to recompile the the kernel module

This happened to me on Dapper last year. I had an ancient ATI 3D Rage pro card when I installed Dapper I didn't think it could get hardware 3D running on the card. I just assumed that the one OpenGL app I was using then was running because Dapper had automatically set up MESA software emulation.

It suddenly stopped working. It took a long time to work out that I had hardware acceleration that had been bjorked by a kernel update. I spent quite a bit of time trying to get it to work but gave up in the end. I set up MESA software emulation with the xorg driver and it worked OK for what I wanted (molecular modelling). A bit slow but workable.

When I bought my new system I deliberately bought one with an on board Intel video chipset. Hardware 3D works great with it both for my molecular modeling apps and for lots of eye candy with Compiz.

Edited 2007-07-27 14:13

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