Re: SOLVED Re: xorg 7 and ATI proprietary driver (fglrx)
Liam O'Toole wrote:
On Tue, 20 Jun 2006 07:20:02 -0500
Ron Johnson <email@example.com> wrote:
Is there an ATI Debian package?
Yes, but only in unstable. The packages of interest are fglrx-driver
and fglrx-kernel-src. The latter can conveniently be built using
module-assistant. I use these on my Thinkpad, although they can
be a bit flaky.
that's what I'm using but I think the ATI change in /etc/profile was
from before, back from times when I used their rpm package (converted to
overall the quality of the driver and packaging is pretty sad, like
freezing if you have more than one X server or not being able to get
console back after X server exits, nasty behavior like writing into
/etc/profile, aticonfig overwriting (and rearranging in weird ways) your
xorg.conf (at least they create a backup) etc. Considering they could
get people doing the stuff for free (there is an ongoing effort to
create free drivers) it is kinda funny...
<vent>look how far we got since the days of free and pretty much
perfect drivers for voodoo with openGL and everything</vent>