Re: radeon driver heading in wrong direction :-(.



Hi Marko,

On Monday 01 February 2010 06:23 AM, Marko Vojinovic wrote:
On Sunday 31 January 2010 20:30:36 Bruno Wolff III wrote:
I think the current suggestion is to buy Intel or ATI hardware and use
the open source drivers
When we speak of 3D, ATI just doesn't have decent open source drivers,
regardless of available specs (radeon(hd) works only on older cards, if you
are lucky), while Intel's 3D hardly deserves to be called "accelerated". So I
don't see the point of encouraging ATI and Intel, since if you want serious
3D, only nVidia provides (at least closed source) drivers that actually work.

Intel 3D and obsolete ATI 3D using radeon driver are not considered "serious
3D", at least from my perspective. Encouraging that would be like encouraging
the use of Pentium 3 over Quad Core just because it is known to work.

I believe you have been misinformed on this one. I have a HD4870 (rv770)
and have successfully played nexuiz with the experimental dri driver
package with the F12 games spin. I however still use F11 as I need my
daily fix of quakelive ;). Although quakelive plays on F12 but its a bit
too buggy for my taste.

I need to figure out a scheme with Live USBs to keep track of the
improvements in 3D support for my card with OS drivers the moment I find
some time. I have high hopes that they will be very stable before F13
release. At the start of last year, I was unable to boot to runlevel 5
with the OS drivers, by the year end I could play 3D games with decent
performance ( ~100fps @ 1680x1050! ). I would consider this a giant
leap, wouldn't you agree?

Best, :-)
Marko
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