I was able to get my Sapphire 2600 XT 512 recognized. I don't hink I can play with the bells and whistles, but I'm just happy to get 1680 x 1050 finally. I'm not entirely happy, but compared to before, just getting the resolution right is enough.
I know of these os drivers (i use "radeon" driver on old machine with 9250 and Mesa + r200), but i must use
fglrx for 2600 because i have my own SDL/OpenGL demos that i wrote earlier and some of them need ATI specific
extensions... Neither of os drivers and Mesa/DRI can provide that, even not commonly 3D possibile by now.
Why HD AGP products have this problem i don't know, but 6 (SIX) months for just ONE old-tech_"IS"-well-known "problem" is really SCANDAL.
For my PowerColor Radeon 2600 PRO 512MB drivers work properly but performance is very poor Performance on Windows is 2x and up better than Linux, so I agree with You that it is scandal! IT'S NOT FAIR than I can't play in games on my Linux system because AMD doesn't resolve problem from end of 2007 year!!! I think than petition is very good idea
We have been working on adding 6xx AGP support for a while now and the support should start to trickle out in the next few releases depending on chip and board.
Please don't start a petition for AGP now; the last thing in the world I want to see is people believing that a last-minute petition made a difference to something we had been working on for months. I don't want to see anyone sacrificing chickens to get better dual-head support either