2,203,458 Radeon Driver Errors

Bruno Wolff III bruno at wolff.to
Fri Jul 11 13:59:50 UTC 2008

On Thu, Jul 10, 2008 at 22:51:10 -0400,
  "Kevin J. Cummings" <cummings at kjchome.homeip.net> wrote:
> GoogleEarth and fglrx have been known in the past to have not played  
> well with each other, and GE is a pain to use without the 3D support if  
> you use the radeon driver.  I have no experience with the radeonhd  
> driver yet (it also does not play well if you even have fglrx  
> installed!).  In the past the combination of GE and fglrx has been known  
> to freeze X on the second invocation of GE.  a Hard freeze, requiring a  
> reboot since all keyboard is lost.  YMMV  More recently, its been better  
> but still not without problems.

The normal ati driver and mesa have been improving. I seem to be getting
good 3D acceleration on my R530 based card (at least for glxgears) as of about
2 weeks ago. My understanding is that the ati driver (xorg-x11-drv-ati)
is the way forward, not radeonhd.

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