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Re: Let's stop feeding the NVidia cuckoo

On Sun, 27 Feb 2005 12:57:41 +1100 Daniel Stone wrote:

> On Sat, Feb 26, 2005 at 07:06:11PM +0100, Francesco Poli wrote:
> > I can only cite a work-in-progress project: the Open Graphics
> > project. http://wiki.duskglow.com/index.php/Open-Graphics
> > 
> > But if you know of a modern-day video card with
> > 
> > * accelerated 3D capabilities
> > * published hardware specs
> > * Free BIOS and firmware
> > * Free DRI drivers
> > 
> > that is already in stores waiting for my money, then *please* tell
> > us!
> You will not find a card anywhere with free BIOS and firmware.  I say
> this because the Open Graphics card does not currently exist,

I know: that is why I said "work-in-progress project"...

> and I
> will honestly be surprised if they get it up to any decent level of
> performance and features; doubly so if they make it worthwhile for
> $us200.  But anyway, I digress.

I hope a decent videocard will be out, but of course I may be wrong...

> The closest you'll come will probably be an r2xx-class (RADEON 8500,
> 9[012]00), which has three out of four.

AFAIK, ATI Radeon 9200 hardware specs are not completely published.
At least there are people who complain for lack of documentation.
Moreover, it's not a recent chipset: more modern Radeons are not (yet)
supported by DRI free drivers...

But we are going off-topic on debian-legal...
Maybe we should see what debian-x regulars think of this issue.

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