You guys rock!!!!
I recieved an x1650 as a present, and not wanting to look a gift horse in the mouth I didn't say anything... Besides, it was better than my other "problem" card (nvidia mx4000) that I couldn't get proprietary drivers working on anyway.
I now feel that as long as the OS drivers keep gettting better,(w/ the doc. release from AMD/ATI) that I will continue to use ATI cards.
Many Kudos to all the people who are working so hard to make our money worth our while.
I did the ATI/MESA/Xserver install last night!!!
I now have working 3d w/ 2300fps in glxgears!!! As well as capability w/ Compiz (super smooth and no problems), and games (Openarena).
In all there are a couple ??s I have in regaards to this:
1) What is the difference between DRI & DRI2? I noticed somewhere else that dri2 output isn't possible fo some reason.
2) Is there a way to get 8X agp? Or will it help?
(II) "dri" will be loaded by default.
(II) "dri2" will be loaded by default.
3) What do these other lines about agp mean?
(II) RADEON(0): AGP card detected
(==) RADEON(0): Using AGP 4x
4) Last but not least, I had a hard lock when running Openarena (when still using Metacity). I have no experience with linux gaming (I'm not a big gamer anyway), so I'm not sure what settings to play with to try and get it to run right.
(II) RADEON(0): [agp] Mode 0x1f000a09 [AGP 0x1106/0x3188; Card 0x1002/0x71c1]
(II) RADEON(0): [agp] 8192 kB allocated with handle 0x00000001
(II) RADEON(0): [agp] ring handle = 0xe0000000
(II) RADEON(0): [agp] Ring mapped at 0xb7852000
(II) RADEON(0): [agp] ring read ptr handle = 0xe0101000
(II) RADEON(0): [agp] Ring read ptr mapped at 0xb7851000
(II) RADEON(0): [agp] vertex/indirect buffers handle = 0xe0102000
(II) RADEON(0): [agp] Vertex/indirect buffers mapped at 0xa75ad000
(II) RADEON(0): [agp] GART texture map handle = 0xe0302000
(II) RADEON(0): [agp] GART Texture map mapped at 0xa70cd000
(II) RADEON(0): [drm] register handle = 0xe9000000
(II) RADEON(0): [dri] Visual configs initialized
Some help would be much obliged.
Thank YOU for bringing me 3d!!!!
Open Source FTW!!!!!