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Thread: Avivo Linux R500 Driver v0.1.0 Coming

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    i wonder how is ati going to react to this. people are definitely more enthusiastic towards new driver, than they ever were towards fglrx :]

    avivo driver might become serious competition for their fglrx someday (which doesn't seem that hard ;-) ). nvidia decided not to help and not to interfere with nouveau. i wonder what does ati will ati say about avivo once it matures a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yoshi314 View Post
    i wonder how is ati going to react to this. people are definitely more enthusiastic towards new driver, than they ever were towards fglrx :]

    avivo driver might become serious competition for their fglrx someday (which doesn't seem that hard ;-) ).
    I'd say neither will live up to my expectations.

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    Default It depends how much functionality gets reverse-engineered.

    Quote Originally Posted by yoshi314 View Post
    i wonder how is ati going to react to this. people are definitely more enthusiastic towards new driver, than they ever were towards fglrx :]
    The current Open Source radeon drivers still don't support things like hardware-accelerated DVD playback (XvMC) even though cards as old as the Radeon 9200 are capable of doing so. And there's TV-OUT support, too. So I don't think ATI are going to be worried for a long, long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisr View Post
    The current Open Source radeon drivers still don't support things like hardware-accelerated DVD playback (XvMC) even though cards as old as the Radeon 9200 are capable of doing so. And there's TV-OUT support, too. So I don't think ATI are going to be worried for a long, long time.
    of course not. but i wonder what happens in the long-term. well they don't really have a basis to push out CoD letters or similar actions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phoronix View Post
    version 0.1.0
    I misread this for a split second as "version 1.0".

    Hah! Wishful thinking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisr View Post
    The current Open Source radeon drivers still don't support things like hardware-accelerated DVD playback (XvMC) even though cards as old as the Radeon 9200 are capable of doing so. And there's TV-OUT support, too. So I don't think ATI are going to be worried for a long, long time.
    ATI/AMD probably won't be frightened for a long time.

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    i really hope that they don't try to interfere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yoshi314 View Post
    i really hope that they don't try to interfere.
    While they don't support the driver by offering up developers or specifications, they will not interfere or try to bring down the Avivo driver. Their server integrated chipset is to the extent that they support the open-source Radeon driver, but it was an AMD developer who had added the initial RS400 series support to the Radeon driver and they do some other things as well. In the (unlikely) event they get any crazy ideas to interfere with the Avivo driver, I would personally interject and raise hell with them.

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    Default Yay! But, err, would that help?

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    In the (unlikely) event they get any crazy ideas to interfere with the Avivo driver, I would personally interject and raise hell with them.
    No offense, but is there a reason why ATI would listen to you if you did ??

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    Default XvMc support ... How to get the ball rolling?

    Suppose I owned an R200 card and wanted to use its XvMc functionality. Is there anything I could do to get the ball rolling, please? (I have an LCD monitor - the most recent version of fglrx that supposedly supported R200 just resulted in a blank screen.)

    And is there anything I could do to ensure that my R530-based laptop's XvMC capability doesn't languish too?

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