06-16-2009, 03:07 PM
06-16-2009, 03:22 PM
06-16-2009, 03:56 PM
Originally Posted by Louise
i have a Radeon 9700 Pro and a HD4870
9.6 is worse than 9.5.
How come when fglrx loads it shows 20 May 2009? So it was built a month ago but the fuktards only decided to release it now?
06-16-2009, 04:12 PM
No, it's just that they decided to honor my birthday.
06-16-2009, 04:33 PM
There's a phoronix article about the amd linux driver development cycle. Yes, they built it a month ago, and let it "bake" for a month. It is also explained why they do that. So read up a little before insulting them.
Originally Posted by cruiseoveride
06-16-2009, 04:54 PM
I still consider 12 bad driver release too much. Release when needed, if needed 20 if not 1 or 2, but those have to work 100%.
06-16-2009, 04:58 PM
Actually I had created a similar response but didn't post it.
Originally Posted by mirv
I realized that these guys don't need any help to look bad.
Kano::: Personally I love knowing I'll get a new driver every month. Especially when they are as good as these new drivers. 9.6 >>>> 9.5
06-16-2009, 08:11 PM
Fine for you, if you can live with 12 bad drivers a year, I agree with kano.
Originally Posted by keithlm
06-16-2009, 09:33 PM
These drivers are great. you just need patches is all.
If you use a gentoo based distro, i've got an ebuild and fix
that will work to get them going. sorry, its a crappy ebuild
but it gets the job done.
cd and extract this to /usr/portage/x11-drivers/ati-drivers/
ebuild ati-drivers-8.62.ebuild digest
(after you finish emerging the ebuild doesn't work well so you need to do this)
chmod +x ati-driver-installer-9-6-x86.x86_64.run
and go through the install, it will fail to build fglrx.ko but
this is fine as the ebuild did that for us, its just the other prebuilt .so files we need.
make sure that your xorg.conf is set to fglrx and viola you can use the 9.6 catalyst drivers for .29 or .30 kernel. I'm using it on a .29 right now with 2300fps using glxgears on a mobility hd2600 and it rocks!
so quit your crying and do something. You gotta problem and whine yet I don't see you doing anything to fix it or help.
Quit complaining, they could just quit fixing issues all together and not release any code for opensource devs! AMD/ATI has been good to use and is at least trying unlike some of you flamers.
06-16-2009, 11:44 PM
Ah yes, I wanted to comment on Linus' stance, but didn't recall what it was, and he does a good job of explaining it.
Originally Posted by val-gaav
Linus doesn't give a damn about FOSS, actually he doesn't give a damn about anything except making his life easier.
I just don't like it when people portray going against Opensource philosophy as going against Linux (unless used in the GNU/Linux form). If you want to say binary-blobs go against Linux it is only because of the assumption of a constant ABI, which is a Windows thing.
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