Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 5th Dec 2005 12:26 UTC, submitted by Piethein Strengholt
X11, Window Managers "We are pleased to announce the availability of the third full Release Candidate for the upcoming X.Org Foundation release of X11R6.9 and X11R7. RC3 includes many bug fixes and updates. We have tagged both the monolithic and modular trees and have prepared tarballs for you to test."
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RE[3]: Question
by adamk on Mon 5th Dec 2005 16:05 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Question"
adamk
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2005-07-08

The drivers that come with linux for ATi are software rendering.

Wrong. Everything up to and including all r200 family hardware has high quality open source 3D drivers. Even the r300 family and up has working open source 3D drivers which are constantly being worked on and improved.

Adam

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RE[4]: Question
by on Mon 5th Dec 2005 17:02 in reply to "RE[3]: Question"
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Wrong. Everything up to and including all r200 family hardware has high quality open source 3D drivers.

is this the 'ati' or 'radeon' driver? no flaming, this is a real question ;) I have a rv250.

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RE[5]: Question
by adamk on Mon 5th Dec 2005 17:15 in reply to "RE[4]: Question"
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2005-07-08

The "ati" and "radeon" drivers in /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers are only 2D drivers. The DRI requires a kernel module (shipped with the linux kernel) and a 3D userspace library/driver (locate in /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/dri ). For r100 hardware, it's radeon_dri.so, for r200 hardware it's r200_dri.so, for r300 harware it's r300_dri.so. These libraries are called from a DRI enabled Mesa GL library.

Adam

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