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Old 11-22-02, 12:51 AM   #1
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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



if you look here http://mirror.ati.com/support/driver.html you may find a surprise under operating systems
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Old 11-22-02, 01:06 AM   #2
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I may have to get a 9700 pro now.
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Old 11-22-02, 05:48 AM   #3
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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! )
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Old 11-22-02, 02:37 PM   #4
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gone are the days (well, soon enough at least) where people say that ati does not support linux
Only if the drivers are good.
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Old 11-22-02, 03:52 PM   #5
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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...
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Old 11-22-02, 08:28 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 11-23-02, 09:13 PM   #7
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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.
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Old 11-24-02, 11:21 AM   #8
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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).

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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.

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.


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That's because you've never used a true version of Linux
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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...).
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Old 11-24-02, 01:30 PM   #11
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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



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

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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

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