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  • Given up on ATI. sold and bought an NVidia

    i gave up with ATI.
    I'm tired of always being promised that LATER, the drivers will be better than NVidia's

    I sold my ATI 4870 and bought a GeForce GTX 260 (216 55nm).
    I want working compiz TODAY, and same day Xorg support.
    we should all do a petition telling ATI they need to deliver NOW, and not keep promising later. Or at least get an official roadmap

    True, ATI may deliver in 6 months, and I'll reconsider them then (though they'll have to EARN my business by delivering, not promising),
    I'm just tired of excitedly installing each new catalyst to see little or no improvement.

    My laptop with onboard intel gfx does compiz, but my $300 ATI doesn't?
    you've got to be joking

  • #2
    Hmm... I have (strangely) better experience with ATi than NVidia. Overall, I think the NVidia drivers just suck..

    O well, your choice, good luck .

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    • #3
      i think amd sould open up there beta driver program for the fglrx..

      catalyst 9-3 works nice here :-)

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      • #4
        Did you test it with KDE 3.5?

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        • #5
          i'm on Arch Linux i686 with Gnome.
          I've spend the last 6 months with the 4870, with everyone promising that 'soon' drivers will be better than nvidia.

          i'm just tired of waiting.

          We might have to wait until Catalyst 9.3, but we also might have to wait until catalyst 11.12

          why wait when i already know nvidia's binary blob is good.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Qaridarium View Post
            catalyst 9-3 works nice here :-)
            9.3? where'd you get it? is there a link available to dl?
            (or was it a typo? )

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            • #7
              Originally posted by mits View Post
              9.3? where'd you get it? is there a link available to dl?
              (or was it a typo? )
              no no typo its real 9-3beta/8.592rc2
              No there is no download ...
              becourse amd do not have a openbeta programm...

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              • #8
                so it isn't my cards lucky day
                any info on new features and such? (particularly xserver 1.6 support, and fixes to xv+composite?)

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                • #9
                  Can we stop this right now please ?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by mits View Post
                    so it isn't my cards lucky day
                    any info on new features and such? (particularly xserver 1.6 support, and fixes to xv+composite?)
                    ... it's your lucky day becourse i'm not in the amd beta programm no NDA! ;-)

                    vx sould be fixet in the 8.582rc2--->9-2 catalyst...

                    xserver 1,6 comes in the 9-3 or 9-4. (i don'T thest this already)

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by bridgman View Post
                      Can we stop this right now please ?
                      what is the problem? its only smaltalk

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Qaridarium View Post
                        ... it's your lucky day becourse i'm not in the amd beta programm no NDA! ;-)

                        vx sould be fixet in the 8.582rc2--->9-2 catalyst...

                        xserver 1,6 comes in the 9-3 or 9-4. (i don'T thest this already)
                        if that happens, that's great.
                        but if we look back, ATI took quite a while to support XServer 1.5
                        it cause havock for lots of distros that wanted to ship Xserver 1.5, but couldn't without breaking everyone with an ATI card

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                        • #13
                          I'm gonna enable compositing in a few days! yay!

                          bridgman, is discussing this stuff really that bad? after all there are some book-long threads about the leaked 9.1 and 9.2 drivers (and no harm's done)

                          +1 about the open betas too (yeah, I know you're not taking votes )

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by mits View Post
                            I'm gonna enable compositing in a few days! yay!

                            bridgman, is discussing this stuff really that bad? after all there are some book-long threads about the leaked 9.1 and 9.2 drivers (and no harm's done)

                            +1 about the open betas too (yeah, I know you're not taking votes )
                            brigeman don't like AMD Fanboys realy much :-)

                            look at my system thats an AMD-Fanboy system:

                            ass@ass:~$ infobash -v3
                            Host/Kernel/OS "ass" running Linux 2.6.28-6-generic i686 [ sidux 2008-04 Πόντος - kde-lite - (200812222321) ]
                            CPU Info (1) AMD Engineering Sample 1024 KB cache flags( sse3 nx lm svm ) clocked at [ 1000.000 MHz ]
                            (2) AMD Engineering Sample 1024 KB cache flags( sse3 nx lm svm ) clocked at [ 1000.000 MHz ]
                            (3) Dual-Core AMD Opteron 8218 1024 KB cache flags( sse3 nx lm svm ) clocked at [ 1000.000 MHz ]
                            (4) Dual-Core AMD Opteron 8218 1024 KB cache flags( sse3 nx lm svm ) clocked at [ 1000.000 MHz ]
                            Videocard ATI Device 954f X.Org 1.4.2 [ 1920x1200@60.0hz ]
                            Network cards 2x Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5754 Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express
                            Processes 146 | Uptime 23:32 | Memory 633.0/3276.9MB | HDD ATA SAMSUNG SP2014N,ATA SAMSUNG HD103UJ Size 1200GB (88%used) | GLX Renderer ATI Radeon HD 4350 | GLX Version 2.1.8535 Release | Client Shell | Infobash v3.05

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Qaridarium View Post
                              Host/Kernel/OS "ass" running Linux 2.6.28-6-generic i686 [ sidux 2008-04 Πόντος - kde-lite - (200812222321) ]
                              "Πόντος"! ...and I was wondering if there were any greeks lurking in these forums

                              seems like you've paid amd enough to hire a couple more linux developers
                              my latest system's all amd too... guess I bought into the "supporting foss" statements... haven't regretted (yet) though...

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