KMS is not asdx' standard nor is it mine or yours. It's freedesktop.org and it's an open standard that everyone can use. Even BSD. And proprietary reimplementations of open standards? Have you forgotten nvidia's randr alternative, twinview? Rotating a single screen? Sorry, not possible. Rotating all screens? Well, enjoy your graphics corruption. Or X.org crashes. I know this because I have actually tried to use a notebook with Ubuntu and an nvidia graphics card for one single application some time ago.
Things really can't go any faster with a single paid dev and small number of occasional contributors. Stop whining, start coding :) And don't say it's too difficult to get into, that's just you not really being motivated enough.
Stop complaining. At least you have a choice. AMD dropped support for 2000/3000/4000 series and I have a 3400. So I have to use the open source radeon driver. Which has baaaad performance. It sucks so much that I cannot even have a fluid desktop let alone anything 3d game. Anything open source graphics driver sucks horribly on linux. And the more you hurl insults at either AMD or Nvidia the less proprietary support you'll get. And that hurts linux. BRING ME PROPRIETARY BLOBS!!! NOW! DON'T LISTEN TO THESE IDIOTS NVIDIA OR AMD!!!
So, what you are saying is that open source driver performs WAY better than closed source for you ?
If so, why are ayou complaining ?
And maybe it is time to practice what you preach. If your mantra is all about being nice to manufacturers, why are you so stingy ? Shell out some dough for new HD7xxx. Or perhaps two. One just because you want the card that works with closed source drivers on your config and extra one just to be "nice" and score some niceness points. And see how that works for you...
But he has apparently abandoned the thread rather than answered. What's your answer?
OpenGL vendor string: X.Org
OpenGL renderer string: Gallium 0.4 on AMD RV620
OpenGL version string: 2.1 Mesa 9.0
OpenGL shading language version string: 1.30
Had none of those problems using the proprietary driver to answer your question.
Anything is possible. But let's do quick mental check here. What was the quality of AMD/ATI closed source drivers for Linux before it declared support for open source efforts ?Quote:
If there was no open source drivers maybe AMD wouldn't have let go of the proprietary driver for my card.
I remember them being totally unuseable, but who knows, maybe your experiences were different.
Interestingly, similar examples were all across the board. No one cared nor be pressured to offer decent data and drivers. If what they put on the table worked for you, fine. If not, you were offered the f*** off option.
You said that on the configuration you decided to use, closed source drivers for your graphic card do not work at all, and open source ones work "badly". Ergo, open source on that example performs better.Quote:
What do you mean that open source perform better? They are much worse than the proprietary blob. I could play nexuiz very well on 12.04 but on 12.10 I get around 20 fps.
I have hd3470m too on my t400 but haven't really ever use it(it is now disabled on bios). Other card on that laptop intel gma x4500mhd is well enough for my daily usage and it has better drivers too :cool: