On Fri, Sep 10, 2010 at 4:26 PM, Jonathan McDowell <email@example.com> wrote: > On Thu, Sep 09, 2010 at 08:06:43PM +0100, Sam Lade wrote:
>> On graphics cards, ATI drivers are hopeless, yes.
> It's been at least 2 years since I suffered with fglrx, but it was
> fairly bad at that time. However I switched to the Free drivers as soon
> as they supported my card and have been very happy with them; the 3D
> support for the latest cards isn't there yet, but as this is my work
> machine the fact it handles 2D dual head at high res with good
> performance is what matters.
AMD just dumped the code for 5000 series support, I suspect they will
try for the .37 merge window (cross fingers).
> There /is/ ongoing work on getting the 3D working, with AMD having
> released various bits of specification to help. nVidia, on the other
> hand, seem determined never to get round to engaging with the Free
> software community in terms of non binary drivers (though that was the
> case with Broadcom until this week too, so maybe there's hope yet).
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