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



On Friday 24 July 2009, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
>On Fri, 24 Jul 2009, Andras Simon wrote:
>> On 7/24/09, Robert P. J. Day <rpjday crashcourse ca> wrote:
>> >   at this point, i have to agree.  i've been on fedora for several
>> > releases but if i can't get minimally functional video drivers
>> > that don't lock up my desktop every 15-30 minutes, it's time to
>> > move on and find something that works.  life is too short to spend
>> > hours messing with this and reporting to bugzilla only for nothing
>> > to happen.
>>
>> I understand your frustration, but: are these Fedora or X problems?
>> If the latter, then I wonder what "moving on" could mean...
>
>  i *was* going to add something to that effect to my previous note.
>are other distros having exactly the same frustrations?  friends of
>mine who run debian or ubuntu seem to be happy, so maybe i'll ask them
>what they're doing.
>
>  i'm not asking for much -- i don't need 3D or blazing speed.  i just
>want my native 1280x800 screen resolution.  i don't think that's
>being unreasonable.
>
>rday
>--
>
FWIW Robert, I have an HD2400 Pro card, rv610 chipset.  With kernel 2.6.30.2, 
it hasn't done the wild blanking on me that it did with earlier kernels.  And 
I don't recall if I saw that while running even newer 31-rc1-3 either.  
.31-rc4 won't boot here so I can't say if it works.

glxgears is slow, maybe 275fps, but if I get a clean connection to the src, 
all news videos play well, and kaffiene can watch hidef tv full screen.  I'm 
not a gamer, so that is generally fast enough for me.

And yes, I keep pinging Alex D., who is learning that promises made aren't 
always promises kept as he gets assigned to something else all too often.

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