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gokickrocks 11-22-02 12:51 AM

ATI's linux drivers
 
gone are the days (well, soon enough at least) where people say that ati does not support linux

http://mirror.ati.com/companyinfo/press/2002/4574.html

:D

if you look here http://mirror.ati.com/support/driver.html you may find a surprise under operating systems

zippermcfrag 11-22-02 01:06 AM

I may have to get a 9700 pro now.

Ryo-Ohki 11-22-02 05:48 AM

Oh-kay... 'ATIís Unified Linux Driver'... CATALYST for Linux in short... Posted November 21, 2002, even better... Mmh, is it freezing in Hell already ? :)

(I still want the MMC package! :p)

Chalnoth 11-22-02 02:37 PM

Re: ATI's linux drivers
 
Quote:

Originally posted by gokickrocks
gone are the days (well, soon enough at least) where people say that ati does not support linux
Only if the drivers are good.

Matthyahuw 11-22-02 03:52 PM

1st releases from any company are rarely good...

it's taken nVidia a long time to get good Linux drivers since it's constantly changing, I don't think ATI has the resources to keep up IMO...

lunix 11-22-02 08:28 PM

A friend of mine submitted a glowing report for my approval with a 8500. This is truly great news for Linux and Linux gaming in particular. However I believe it is the widespread support for Linux by the movie making comunity to which we owe this honor.

Chalnoth 11-23-02 09:13 PM

Well, I got a Radeon 9700 to look over, and Linux just refuses to work with ATI's drivers.

That is, apparently the built-in agpgart module doesn't appear to support my brand-new nForce2, and, obviously, neither does ATI's. ATI's drivers utterly fail with no AGP support, apparently. So, I'm currently looking at a 60Hz display with no GL support. Anyway, I'm going to start a new thread to see if I can get some help in getting AGP to go...

Btw, first impression: ATI's fwglxconfig is pretty cruddy at setting of the XF86Config file.

erwos 11-24-02 11:21 AM

IIRC, there is no nvagp module (it's built into the nvidia drivers), so you'd better hope that either agpgart gets nForce2 support in a newer revision (which it might!), or you see an nvagp module (which is also a possibility).

-Erwos

Ryo-Ohki 11-24-02 12:42 PM

Wow, I actually got these drivers compiled and installed - but I'll spare you the dirty hacking details to veer around the multiple compilation errors that came up. There are problems with certain versions of GCC apparently.

So far, X refuses to launch though. :p

That's at least a major improvement since I couldn't even compile the first Linux drivers ATI ever made available. I need to go deeper into that, but with my GF4 acting up I'm kinda fed up with graphic cards for today.


Quote:

Originally posted by Chalnoth
Btw, first impression: ATI's fwglxconfig is pretty cruddy at setting of the XF86Config file.
That's because you've never used a true version of Linux :p :D

Chalnoth 11-24-02 01:10 PM

Actually, the main thing I meant by that was that it should be able to read the keyboard/mouse settings off of your current file. It's not that hard to do.

I had to manually re-enter my keyboard/mouse settings after ATI's config file screwed 'em up (they don't list all options that RedHat has...).

BrianzaMan 11-24-02 01:30 PM

Re: ATI's linux drivers
 
Quote:

Originally posted by gokickrocks
gone are the days (well, soon enough at least) where people say that ati does not support linux

http://mirror.ati.com/companyinfo/press/2002/4574.html

:D

if you look here http://mirror.ati.com/support/driver.html you may find a surprise under operating systems

Only RPMs......

Not all Linux users use RPM's Linux Based distributions!

I think that the best choise is to give specs to open devlopers and let them to write drivers

Byez

r0gu3 11-25-02 08:57 PM

Re: Re: ATI's linux drivers
 
Quote:

Originally posted by BrianzaMan

I think that the best choise is to give specs to open devlopers and let them to write drivers

And ati does both, gives out the specs AND writes drivers :)

- r0gu3


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