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  • Oh guys is it a long time for 8.5 driver to come and 2.6.25 kernel support??

    I really hate being stuck to the miserably collection of 10 gigabytes of licences, law obligation bull**** and copyrights unbelievably awful deathslow Vista crap!!
    That thing really knows how to kill a good machine without an obvious reason...

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    • 2.6.25 support will come with the 8.5 release.

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      • Will I ever be able to use the video-in capabilities of my card?

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        • Originally posted by Melcar View Post
          Will I ever be able to use the video-in capabilities of my card?
          I'm not sure if video in is high on the priority list. I think they are more worried about getting proper video out before that gets tackled.

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          • Seeing that this redirected direct rendering thing still doesn't work in 8.5... when should we expect to see it? with compiz getting more and more common, and kde 4.1 getting closer and all...

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            • Originally posted by mits View Post
              Seeing that this redirected direct rendering thing still doesn't work in 8.5... when should we expect to see it? with compiz getting more and more common, and kde 4.1 getting closer and all...

              DRI2 has to be made available first.

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              • Originally posted by Melcar View Post
                DRI2 has to be made available first.
                but on nvidia cards the videos display correctly under compositing managers... and they don't use dri2, right? (I though this is done through redirected direct rendering... or is it a different thing?)

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                • Originally posted by mits View Post
                  but on nvidia cards the videos display correctly under compositing managers... and they don't use dri2, right? (I though this is done through redirected direct rendering... or is it a different thing?)
                  Yeah, it's different. They use some weird 9th level spells .
                  But really, they use their own extensions that bypass X.

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                  • Originally posted by Melcar View Post
                    Yeah, it's different. They use some weird 9th level spells .
                    But really, they use their own extensions that bypass X.
                    lol
                    thanx for the info
                    but you destroyed whatever hopes I had to have a full blown opengl'd kde 4.1 by the time it was out
                    whatever... keep up the good work ati guys... make us proud

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                    • Originally posted by Melcar View Post
                      DRI2 has to be made available first.
                      According to this thread http://hoegsberg.blogspot.com/ Fedora 9 includes DRI2 with the intel driver, so it seems it's here now. Have you considered using it in fglrx or radeon? Seems a shame to have this working in intel but not ati.

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                      • Originally posted by paul View Post
                        According to this thread http://hoegsberg.blogspot.com/ Fedora 9 includes DRI2 with the intel driver, so it seems it's here now. Have you considered using it in fglrx or radeon? Seems a shame to have this working in intel but not ati.
                        As I understand it, DRI2 is still pretty "green" and not ready for widespread use. The FOSS Intel driver is the most worked on, so it's no surprise that it got support before anything else out there.

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                        • I figure since the next generation of cards is coming out soon, i might as well ask, Approximately when will the FGLRX Driver have support for the Radeon R700 cores (as in Radeon HD4000 series) since the release is planned for next month?

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                          • I remember seeing some IDs for them in this last driver.

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                            • ok I've got a question!

                              why having an Unofficial bugzilla!?

                              it's useless since no dev looks in it! changes proposed in the bugzilla don't go upstream and if someone has an issue, devs don't try to understand it better, and solve it.

                              it's completely useless an unofficial bugzilla... it should become official so we could work together with devs.

                              otherwise there's no way to do it, since this forum isn't exactly the right way to do things..

                              so, what's the better way to contribute?

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                              • Originally posted by Vighy View Post
                                ok I've got a question!

                                why having an Unofficial bugzilla!?

                                it's useless since no dev looks in it! changes proposed in the bugzilla don't go upstream and if someone has an issue, devs don't try to understand it better, and solve it.

                                it's completely useless an unofficial bugzilla... it should become official so we could work together with devs.

                                otherwise there's no way to do it, since this forum isn't exactly the right way to do things..

                                so, what's the better way to contribute?
                                I can answer that one right here

                                The bugzilla is "unofficial" in the sense that it is community maintained; we are not trying to keep it up to date ourselves. That said, we do look at it and we do pick off the highest priority issues and try to reproduce them in house so we can troubleshoot and fix them.

                                We are going to be doing more of this over time, and we'll talk about that more when Matthew and I are actually able to get through the rest of the Q&A list

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