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[7]: Question
by adamk on Mon 5th Dec 2005 19:09 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Question"
adamk
Member since:
2005-07-08

You're in a bit of denial over this. I simply cannot go out and buy a modern ATI graphics card, install some up to date drivers and have the card work 100%.

I did just that with an X700 a few days ago, and could have just as easily done it with an X800.

GeForces work 100%. Anything suggestion to the contrary is total crap.

That maybe true now, but they sure didn't work when I last tried them, and suggesting they did is total crap.

Adam

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RE[8]: Question
by segedunum on Mon 5th Dec 2005 21:46 in reply to "RE[7]: Question"
segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

did just that with an X700 a few days ago, and could have just as easily done it with an X800.

No you can't. ATI's drivers are simply don't cut the mustard and are extremely unreliable, and you will simply not get the performance needed out of any open soucre ones, if you can find them.

That maybe true now, but they sure didn't work when I last tried them, and suggesting they did is total crap.

Well, I hope you enjoy life on the planet you're living on and I can't think what you're doing. I've been using nVidia's drivers for years on various incarnations of the GeForce, have worked 100% and for all-round 2D and 3D performance they are all you can buy.

As for ATI, other people more in the know than I completely agree with me as well. ATI, open source?! Bah:

http://www.livejournal.com/users/airlied/17942.html

Edited 2005-12-05 21:55

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RE[9]: Question
by adamk on Mon 5th Dec 2005 23:37 in reply to "RE[8]: Question"
adamk Member since:
2005-07-08

No you can't. ATI's drivers are simply don't cut the mustard and are extremely unreliable,

Yes, I can. And have, as I mentioned. Deal with it. Maybe your experience with ATIs drivers is from years ago (as mine is with nVidia's drivers), but ATIs drivers are certainly more than capable (performance and stability wise) of playing quake4 and doom3. You can disagree with me all you want, but that won't suddenly make you right.

Adam

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