Holy necroposting Batman! It's becoming contagious! So, I'll add why I've gleaned... (considering trying the edger PPA eventually, but I'm going to let the OSS driver bake a little longer yet... probably until it gets additional opengl revision support...)
Originally Posted by Qaridarium
Anyways, as others have mentioned if you don't really need superfast/complete 3D become an OSS driver guinea pig. For Ubuntu IIRC there's a PPA that tracks mesa/X.org/radeon drivers.
Last edited by cutterjohn; 12-11-2009 at 02:44 PM.
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