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  • #61
    That works, you are right, just for NV you have less things to do when you want to specify a res again (a simple sed line). But using # it would work too...

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    • #62
      Originally posted by Kano View Post
      That works, you are right, just for NV you have less things to do when you want to specify a res again (a simple sed line). But using # it would work too...
      It actually has worked before NVIDIA introduced their auto select mode.
      Michael Larabel
      http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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      • #63
        Originally posted by Michael View Post
        The only desktop performance problems I have had has been corruption around the mouse and watermark (which you won't have) on one specific R500 GPU. Aside from that, everything has been as smooth as silk.
        OMG... ^_^ if that's what I'm thinking... I'm already liking this new driver

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        • #64
          Whats the status of AIW functionality, like video in, etc? if any?

          And those R300 benchmarks still look fairly crappy? An 800XL should be much faster than the 6600.

          Of course, I guess they have to start somewhere, and this should be better than nothing.

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          • #65
            Currently there is no video-in support.
            Michael Larabel
            http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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            • #66
              Celebrate in the streets!

              This really should be called the you-nearly-gave-me-a-heart-attack-with-unexpected-news edition.

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              • #67
                Originally posted by grazzt View Post
                Whats the status of AIW functionality, like video in, etc? if any?

                And those R300 benchmarks still look fairly crappy? An 800XL should be much faster than the 6600.

                Of course, I guess they have to start somewhere, and this should be better than nothing.
                Under win, according to tomshardware.com, a X800XL is little faster (1-2 fps) than an NV6600GT.

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                • #68
                  Originally posted by Dragonix View Post
                  Under win, according to tomshardware.com, a X800XL is little faster (1-2 fps) than an NV6600GT.
                  You must compare "apples with apples". Are you sure that the benchmark wasn't using direct x?

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                  • #69
                    Originally posted by Michael View Post
                    Currently there is no video-in support.
                    Will there ever be video in support? AIW cards are popular ones.

                    http://www23.tomshardware.com/graphi...=743&chart=318

                    Dunno where you see 1-2 fps (even select other benchmarks), the X800Xl is 172% faster, even if its a 800 GTO (256 mb, which the phoronix article seems to mention it having), its still 138% faster.

                    Unless Im reading the wrong benchmarks.

                    http://lwn.net/Articles/248227 mentions R500 onward being opensourced?

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                    • #70
                      Originally posted by grazzt View Post
                      http://lwn.net/Articles/248227 mentions R500 onward being opensourced?
                      LWN doesn't mention everything... In a few hours the real embargo will expire, and we will spill the beans on what really is going on.
                      Michael Larabel
                      http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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                      • #71
                        ah, can't wait to read it. a few hours, michael... beside, thank you for engagement & your really great articles

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                        • #72
                          Originally posted by Michael View Post
                          LWN doesn't mention everything... In a few hours the real embargo will expire, and we will spill the beans on what really is going on.
                          Hmmms...

                          Yer implying that there's .... More to come that you are still NDA'd on????

                          blinkblink???

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                          • #73
                            Originally posted by Regenwald View Post
                            ah, can't wait to read it. a few hours, michael... beside, thank you for engagement & your really great articles
                            Thank you for the nice comments!
                            Michael Larabel
                            http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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                            • #74
                              When I first read the article, I was ecstatic. I had been avoiding ATi/AMD for graphics on Linux for the longest time. I am a former ATi R300 owner. I totally loved that card (R9500), but I got it just around the time I went 100% Linux and I tried to be patient and held on as much as I could. Finally I went with and nVidia card. These news are great. Finally ATi/AMD is presenting nVidia with some real competition in the Linux ground, and this could prove more beneficial to ATi/AMD than expected, as I've read all over the place the 2900 isn't doing too well on Vista either... Maybe this here is material for another investigative article about the performance Delta in Vista and Linux of the 2900, even with "small talk" about how well does it fair and handle the desktops eye candy effects on each platform and how does it fair in gaming, both with eye candy on and eye candy off.

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                              • #75
                                Originally posted by Thetargos View Post
                                When I first read the article, I was ecstatic. I had been avoiding ATi/AMD for graphics on Linux for the longest time. I am a former ATi R300 owner. I totally loved that card (R9500), but I got it just around the time I went 100% Linux and I tried to be patient and held on as much as I could. Finally I went with and nVidia card. These news are great. Finally ATi/AMD is presenting nVidia with some real competition in the Linux ground, and this could prove more beneficial to ATi/AMD than expected, as I've read all over the place the 2900 isn't doing too well on Vista either... Maybe this here is material for another investigative article about the performance Delta in Vista and Linux of the 2900, even with "small talk" about how well does it fair and handle the desktops eye candy effects on each platform and how does it fair in gaming, both with eye candy on and eye candy off.
                                Dunno bout yer R300 -- but

                                my
                                Code:
                                01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV350 AS [Radeon 9550] (prog-if 00 [VGA])
                                        Subsystem: ATI Technologies Inc Unknown device 0402
                                does just fine with the fglrx drivers from 8.27 on out ... I even get decent framerates at 1440x900 WoW in wine - - not great mind you - - but playable

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