On Thu, 02 Aug 2007 20:35:18 -0700
Donnie Berkholz <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> William L. Thomson Jr. wrote:
> > On Thu, 2007-08-02 at 16:55 -0700, Donnie Berkholz wrote:
> >> On Thu, 2 Aug 2007 19:31:09 -0400
> >> Mike Frysinger <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> >>> if the driver blows dead goats and the vendor isnt willing to help
> >>> and no Gentoo dev wants to touch it, what other solution is
> >>> there ?
> >> There's an open-source driver for the r5xx stuff called the avivo
> >> driver [1].
> >>
> >> 1.
> >> http://gitweb.freedesktop.org/?p=avivo/xf86-video-avivo.git;a=summary
> > 
> > Still leaves a gap, since the open source radeon driver is not fully
> > supporting R3xx to my knowledge much less r4xx.
> Update your knowledge, the normal radeon driver works nice for both.
> =)

I'm not sure I would 100% agree with that.  Yeah, it works for most
things, but 2D definitely could use some speed improvements (still no
Render acceleration), and any recent 3d app that needs some serious
horsepower (e.g. doom3) is pretty much useless.  In fact, last time I
tried to start doom3 using the open source driver, it flat out refused
to start. Things like ut2003 and ut2004 are also pretty much unplayable.

I will say that this is still a better situation than the closed
drivers, which instantly hard lock my computer the first time I exit X
after the initial startup.


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