So we'll have 3d acceleration on the Open Source drivers?!?
Yes, but I don't think we'll have 3D ready in time to be included in 9.04 -- it'll have to be added separately by updating drivers after 9.04 is released.
I am hoping we can get EXA (2D) and Xv (video) acceleration in though...
Call it a bug fix?
We can hope it'd be horrible to wave to wait for the Koala
Last time was in January, and tried them again now - still the same as before.My impression was that stability with the open drivers was very good today; have you tried them recently ?
Right now I am staring on my desktop computer screens looking at garbled output from the ati driver. Whole bunch of white lines. I move a window, it doesn't even redraw itself. This is with the ati driver. At least the resolution & rotation is correct.
RadeonHD v1.2.4 ain't any better. Sure, it works more or less with the single center monitor but the moment I enable a second monitor, things just stop working properly. The main resolution is bumped down from 2560x1600 to 1920x1200 with no way to get it back up, the second monitor has constant flickering lines and keeps blanking out every few seconds and takes forever to redraw anything - it literally takes seconds to repaint a window. Also, I can't rotate it unless I lower the resolution making it completely useless.
With both drivers I haven't had any luck to enable my third monitor connected to the other card.
Yes, the X1950 XTX, the highest-end r5xx card that was released back in the day.Just curious, what are you waiting for from the open drivers ? AFAIK for your card (I'm guessing high end 5xx ?) they have caught up with fglrx in every area except gaming performance already.
- see above - the BIG issue
- cursor corruption - turns into a vertical hatched line or just garbled
- stable video output, so I don't have to worry about X crashing completely when I start playing something
- flicker free, high resolution video display capability with no crashes and no frame dropping
- yes, 3D acceleration - I want to play a game every now and again
- ability to switch to VT's and not just get black screens
- properly working compositing (not that fglrx is better)
No, but if it won't work properly on my system in the future (as I said, impossible to remain with the same software configuration) what am I going to do? Now its good to hear that you will be providing "support" but I hope your support will be more proactive than just releasing further specs and then us having to wait another year for the features to be implemented.I don't think anyone is saying "throw the card out", are we ? We're just saying "from this point on we're going to be delivering support via the open source drivers".