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  • #31
    fglrx. RadeonHD isn't that far along yet.
    Michael Larabel
    http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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    • #32
      Originally posted by Michael View Post
      fglrx. RadeonHD isn't that far along yet.
      michael can verify the status of TexturedVideo with 8.42.7 or ati developers?

      it would be a great thing, because i have bought this mobo for a htpc and can't really use it until now. and i didn't want to wait another 4 months to get my tv working...

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      • #33
        I plan on buying an MSI MoBo, MSI K9AGM2-FIH, which has the ATI Radeon X1250 IGP, and I want to know, how well is it working with Linux? Is its (3D) performance similar to its Windows one? (under the latest driver) And would its 690G chipset from AMD cause any trouble?

        Maybe you Michael know some more about this?

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        • #34
          Maybe you Michael know some more about this?
          But the driver are not on the web site of AMD and Michael can not say any thing before that.

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          • #35
            The hope dies at last

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            • #36
              im actually new to ati under linux and im a bit confused with all the different names / chips and all that .. i used to run intel gma 950 on an older laptop until something went wrong and i had to send the machine to warranty. Now then sent me this ati laptop, and im not gonna complain, considering all I got for virtually free.

              i got an ati x1600 mobility (?) chip on my laptop and currently running xgl with the 8.40 driver; will my card be supported in 8.42 ? i have no tried out 8.41 as I understood it didnt support all types of card and 8.42 was supposed to offer broader support.

              is that correct ?

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              • #37
                Originally posted by pedepy View Post
                im actually new to ati under linux and im a bit confused with all the different names / chips and all that .. i used to run intel gma 950 on an older laptop until something went wrong and i had to send the machine to warranty. Now then sent me this ati laptop, and im not gonna complain, considering all I got for virtually free.

                i got an ati x1600 mobility (?) chip on my laptop and currently running xgl with the 8.40 driver; will my card be supported in 8.42 ? i have no tried out 8.41 as I understood it didnt support all types of card and 8.42 was supposed to offer broader support.

                is that correct ?
                Hi,

                Welcome to the forums.

                Yes, your card will be supported in 8.42.
                Michael Larabel
                http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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                • #38
                  I would love to see the new driver. I hope it will support my x1950 AGP.

                  The 8.41 driver does give me a good performance boost with my old 9600Pro, but I would like to use my new x1950. At the moment that card is collecting dust in one of my drawers.

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                  • #39
                    Support for mobile chipsets

                    Only one question, I have an ATI X1300 mobile, Will add ATI support for this chipset in the new driver release?

                    I hope so, because I'm impacient to try the new improvements and of course the combination of COMPIZ+AIGLX+other 3D software like google earth, enemy territory quake of wars,...

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by Pexi View Post
                      Only one question, I have an ATI X1300 mobile, Will add ATI support for this chipset in the new driver release?

                      I hope so, because I'm impacient to try the new improvements and of course the combination of COMPIZ+AIGLX+other 3D software like google earth, enemy territory quake of wars,...

                      Yes, that is an R500 chip.
                      Michael Larabel
                      http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by Extreme Coder View Post
                        I plan on buying an MSI MoBo, MSI K9AGM2-FIH, which has the ATI Radeon X1250 IGP, and I want to know, how well is it working with Linux?
                        I have it running here as a HTPC. 2D is running good, TV-OUT is fine. There is no video acceleration, so I use OpenGL instead which doesn't hurt picture quality.

                        Is its (3D) performance similar to its Windows one? (under the latest driver) And would its 690G chipset from AMD cause any trouble?
                        I don't know how well it performs under Windows, but 3D performance is ok. I can run World of Padman in 1024x768 with all settings set to above-medium (but not highest) and it runs with about 25 to 50 FPS. This is in a box with a Athlon64 X2 3800+ and 1GB of memory. Main problem is that the mem is only single channel at the moment, which really hurts IGP performance.

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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by Torren View Post
                          I have it running here as a HTPC. 2D is running good, TV-OUT is fine. There is no video acceleration, so I use OpenGL instead which doesn't hurt picture quality.



                          I don't know how well it performs under Windows, but 3D performance is ok. I can run World of Padman in 1024x768 with all settings set to above-medium (but not highest) and it runs with about 25 to 50 FPS. This is in a box with a Athlon64 X2 3800+ and 1GB of memory. Main problem is that the mem is only single channel at the moment, which really hurts IGP performance.
                          Thanks a lot for your help!

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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by Michael

                            you know, i wouldnt mind running alpha/beta quality software on my machine if it would help amd/ati iron out the kinks ..

                            They should realize that although we expect the same kind of quality everyone else does, most users of open source software dont usually mind testing out other people's work to help out. Now, with closed source drivers we wont be able to do anything about the actual code, but i dont mind handing out bug reports if it helps amd deliver a fine, performant aiglx enabled driver.

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                            • #44
                              Originally posted by pedepy View Post
                              you know, i wouldnt mind running alpha/beta quality software on my machine if it would help amd/ati iron out the kinks ..

                              They should realize that although we expect the same kind of quality everyone else does, most users of open source software dont usually mind testing out other people's work to help out. Now, with closed source drivers we wont be able to do anything about the actual code, but i dont mind handing out bug reports if it helps amd deliver a fine, performant aiglx enabled driver.
                              Every company, may it be nVidia, Codeweavers or AMD, is running beta programs. If you want to help improving the fglrx driver, I am sure you'll find a way.

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                              • #45
                                Originally posted by Svartalf View Post
                                Micahel's got an NDA with 'em. Means he CAN'T discuss anything about it. At the minimum, he'd get cut clean off from Beta Access. At the worst, they'd sue him for breach of that NDA.

                                Nobody here, Michael especially, wants either situation to come to pass.
                                I know what an NDA is, the point of my question was "What do they have to gain by enforcing the NDAs so strictly". If Michael didn't censor the fglrx and opengl version numbers in his screen shots, would people buy less ATI cards?

                                Also, if they have beta code that works somewhat, IMHO they should post nightly beta releases (with whatever huge disclaimer necessary) so people could see for themselves that something is happening. Right now there's absolutely nothing that indicates ATI cards will ever get AIGLX support.

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