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

Bruno Wolff III bruno at wolff.to
Wed Jul 29 01:52:42 UTC 2009

On Tue, Jul 28, 2009 at 09:51:25 +0100,
  Anne Wilson <annew at kde.org> wrote:
> On Tuesday 28 July 2009 04:11:36 john wendel wrote:
> > The one and only time I ever had an ATI card was when I was running
> > Windows 98 (the last version I ever owned) and the ATI driver wouldn't
> > get out of 640x480 mode. I gave the card away, and vowed to never buy
> > ATI video again. I suggest you do the same.
> It's unfair to compare ATi so long ago with ATi now.  But then many people are 
> running ancient cards and expect them to work with modern drivers.  It's 
> unrealistic.  ATi are working better with Linux these days, but it has only 
> been this last couple of years.  Anything older than that, you just have to 
> accept what it gives you.

Why? The important parts of the spec for the older radeon cards are available.
In fact the r200 specs have been available for a very long time.

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