Just tried the latest version (6.9.0+git20081206.979ad04d-0ubuntu0tormod) on Ubuntu 8.10 64-bit running a Thinkpad Z61m with an X1400 ATI chip and I'll be damned!
Originally Posted by tormod
Never seen such smooth video playback of Big Buck Bunny (big_buck_bunny_1080p_surround.avi) on this laptop before using either previous radeon or fglrx drivers (and trust me about using that video as a benchmark, my one and a half year old daughter has us see that one almost once a day).
I need to toggle Compiz off using fusion-icon though or there will still be tearing. I have nothing else manually specified in my xorg.conf than the EXA option:
The radeon driver has come a long long way this year and I can finally fully enjoy using this laptop without breaking into tears
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
Option "AccelMethod" "EXA"
To everyone involved in improving, packaging and testing this driver, thanx for your hard work and happy holidays!
bridgman, I'm sure you know what we all want for this Christmas this year. Apart from being grumpy about fglrx and impressed by Nvidias VDPAU I've been a fairly good boy