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Re: ATI Linux Driver Packages

On Sun, Jun 01, 2003 at 11:16:12PM -0500, Adam Majer wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 01, 2003 at 09:42:10PM -0500, Chris Cheney wrote:
> > Are these drivers much better then than XFree ones or is there a reason
> > to be promoting nonfree drivers? I orginally packaged up the nvidia ones
> > in the way they are done due to the fact the XFree ones had no 3d
> > acceleration at all and that it was illegal to distribute nvidia's
> > binaries directly.  Also binary only drivers will taint the kernel and
> > can cause the user to have trouble getting help with kernel related
> > issues. I got rid of my nvidia cards (some poor sucker took them) and
> > now use only ATI cards. 8)
> I think you might be the "sucker". :) [ok, it's not a flame thing].
> Does the radeon driver support 3D accel for cards beyond the R1xx level?
> ie. something like Radeon 7500. I don't think that Radeon 8500, 8800, etc..a
> are supported since they use the former FireGL GPU. The drivers from
> ATI fill the gap to support FireGL, and yes they are better. They
> can be used with Maya etc.. [at least it says that on ATI's site.]

R1x0 and R2x0 are supported in XFree86 4.3.0. Radeon R3x0 are not


Sven Luther

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