ATI Radeon 9200 -- should I install ATI driver?

Tarjei Knapstad tarjeik at
Fri Nov 21 14:29:59 UTC 2003

On Fri, 2003-11-21 at 02:49, Lamont R. Peterson wrote:
> On Thu, 2003-11-20 at 18:32, Warren Togami wrote:
> > Are the binary only drivers faster or have some other benefit? 
> > Otherwise I wouldn't risk it due to the common stability problems and
> > your inability to report bugs to Fedora.  You need to go to ATI for
> > support if you use their closed drivers.
> My understanding of the way that ATI deals with drivers is this:  the
> only driver not available as open source is the one for the current
> highest end chipset/card.  When they release the next version of the
> chipset and/or Radeon card, they release the previously binary-only
> driver (for Linux, but maybe for other platforms, too?) as open-source.
> OK.  If this understanding is accurate, then you have the best driver
> for your card by getting the open source one.

So what you're saying is that one can get the source for the 3.2.7
drivers? Or am I missing something? Where can I get the 3.2.7 source if
that's the case?


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