06-19-2009, 12:23 PM
The texture/crash issue is fixed in wine.git (http://source.winehq.org/git/wine.gi...37c564c4647f5a), at least for the fbo. This problem should be resolved in the 1.1.24.
I ran into the installer bug for GW with 1.1.23. I'll need to back down to 1.1.21. Unfortunately I have a busy weekend ahead so I'm not sure when I will get the time.
Last edited by mklean; 06-19-2009 at 12:31 PM.
06-19-2009, 05:03 PM
What the heck are you talking about? I am using the drivers right now with absolutely no problems. This also was for a gentoo based distro.
Originally Posted by energyman
Cant help it if you aren't linux savy enough to follow simple instructions. If anyone uses a gentoo based distro and would like help with this, I'll gladly give step by step instructions on how to do it.
This way it can easily be removed using portage and upgraded when a better version or ebuild comes out.
Till then, don't tell people not to listen to others just cause you don't understand or cannot follow instructions. If you've got a better ebuild then just say so, no need to attack others.
06-19-2009, 08:30 PM
oh yeah? skipping 'eselect opengl set ati' and then forcing the ati libs into the system by the installier is simply braindead. If you can't even understand why that is stupid you shouldn't even use a gentoo based system. Harsh, yes. But true.
If I must remind you. In gentoo, opengl is managed by different diurs for the implementations. eselect then sets the correct symlinks.
So far, so good. This gives a lot of flexibility. And cleanliness.
If you use the installer, it writes the files where the symlinks should go. Suddenly you can not switch around easily (which had to be done for some apps to compile in the past). Suddenly you have crap not managed by any package manager in the system.
06-19-2009, 08:49 PM
This driver is pure evil. Look at how otherwise sane people are now ready to kill each other.
By the way, i got the sucker working on ubuntu 9.04 x86_64, with kernel 126.96.36.199
06-19-2009, 09:03 PM
06-19-2009, 10:43 PM
Gentoo isn't Slackware. You aren't supposed to do things by hand in Gentoo. There are tools you should use, or you break the system. So your instructions are not for everyone. If you don't know how to unbreak the system, don't follow them. If you know how to unbreak your system, I suppose you didn't need those instructions in the first place
06-20-2009, 12:25 AM
06-20-2009, 12:43 AM
guys, calm down. But, Darksurf, energyman is right. If we follow your way, then the /usr/lib/libGL.so symlink will have a big trouble in compiling new x-server, mesa, libdrm etc, because the portage will delete the symlink at the switching OpenGL library stage and cause an error in compiling.
06-21-2009, 03:55 AM
Anyone have a patch for opensuse 11.2 [?], it uses kernel 2.6.30.
06-21-2009, 11:31 AM
Just thought I might give my experience to all the complainers around here.
My first ATI 4850 died for some obscure reason, and since I heard that the NVIDIA UNIX driver was so much better than the ATI one, I replaced it by a 9800GT (big mistake in terms of performance over the 4850 i know, but the price tag of the GTX260 is way higher...).
So i came back home, and installed the NVIDIA driver. So far so good.
I'm using Slackware 12.1 with 2.6.27, compiz with rox-filer. I noticed no real difference at first since I had no real problem with the latest ATI apart from the openGL apps. XV was fine with both drivers (mplayer patched to make it work with compiz), compiz too.
At some point, using the scale compiz module, hard freezes came to happen. Bad news indeed, since I figured out that the NVIDIA team, despite numerous reports of the same error, just isn't ready to fix it for some obscure reason (to my knowledge at least). The NV forum is also loaded with unhappy users (but none of them are yelling that ATI is better, for some reason ).
I switched back to the 4850 because it's much better in Dos Games compared to the 9800 GT (even GTX). The driver seems fine with me in Linux overall, I can watch 1080p HD movies without any performance issue in Compiz, I can play OpenGL games too. Sure the latest kernel isn't supported, and I understand it might be frustrating for the latest develoment (which ones, out of curiosity ?). But, it does mostly what it is supposed to do, isn't it ?
Things are going better now, and will keep going this way I'm sure.
Grass is always greener next door.
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