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Re: will we ever have radeon drivers that aren't crap?





--- On Thu, 7/23/09, Bruno Wolff III <bruno wolff to> wrote:

> From: Bruno Wolff III <bruno wolff to>
> Subject: Re: will we ever have radeon drivers that aren't crap?
> To: "Robert P. J. Day" <rpjday crashcourse ca>
> Cc: "Fedora List" <fedora-list redhat com>
> Date: Thursday, July 23, 2009, 1:08 PM
> On Thu, Jul 23, 2009 at 13:56:12
> -0400,
>   "Robert P. J. Day" <rpjday crashcourse ca>
> wrote:
> > 
> >   apologies for the unduly harsh tone
> but, seriously, will there ever
> > be radeon drivers available for fedora that aren't
> complete junk?
> > this has been going on for some time now, and
> nothing's changed.
>  
> >   it's been like this since early in
> the f11 test cycle, and it
> > depresses me to think i'll still be fighting with this
> when the first
> > cut of f12 comes out.
> 
> Thinks have been screwed up for longer than that. I started
> seeing regressions
> more in the F8 era. And there have been real issues since
> KMS started in
> earnest. My hope was that things would be in shape by the
> release of F12,
> but I am not too confident of that now, but it could still
> happen.
> 
> >   what's the story on video drivers
> these days?  and why are they such
> > unmitigated trash?
> 
> There is still infrastructure development going on. Airlie
> just posted another
> update on things he has been working on within the last
> day. Phoronix
> also has lots of news tidbits on video driver / X related
> stuff.
> 
> -- 

Plsyling s bit of Devils Advocate here, :(

Now that Micro$oft has released code for certain drivers, things shall improve right?

But coming back to reality, I second Robert's troubles.  Had a bad time with an ATI radeon integrated video with pre Fedora 11 Testing.  Machine froze hung and just before Fedora 11 was released it died :(, the hated nvidia cards supported somewhat better with noveaux and the much more hated NVIDIA official drivers work much better but are not FREE like most will want them :(, but for me they are the ones that give less problems and less headaches than these ATI ones :(

Regards,

Antonio  


      


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