Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 9th Sep 2009 22:29 UTC, submitted by lemur2
Linux Open source 3D graphics drivers for ATI R600 garphics cards has been submitted to the kernel-next tree for possible inclusion in the Linux kernel 2.6.32. "David Airlie has pushed a horde of new code into his drm-next Git tree, which is what will get pulled into the Linux 2.6.32 kernel once the merge window is open. Most prominently, this new DRM code brings support for kernel mode-setting with R600 class hardware as well as 3D support."
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Finally!
by porcel on Wed 9th Sep 2009 23:11 UTC
porcel
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2006-01-28

I am eagerly awaiting for this batch of drivers. I am currently running the open source drivers because ATI's proprietary ones cause hard locks and all kinds of buggy behavior.

Here's to hoping that these drivers finally deliver decent and stable 3-d acceleration in kwin and compiz.

I have been getting away from Nvidia and purchasing ATI cards for all of the computers I built because I bought into ATI's promise of delivering enough documentation for real open source drivers to emerge and it looks like it is finally materializing.

Intel's current line of cards are simply too weak and the drivers for the most recent ones are not completely open. This provides ATI with a great opportunity to really shine. I just wished that they would focus all internal development on one true open source driver and renounce their proprietary fglrx crap.

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