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  • how man r300 based pro cards with still valid support contracts are out there? if the number is 0 you know why it is not fixed.

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    • The only thing you guys should be using this thread for is consulting mental health. Its quite obvious there is a problem at ATi. Could be the water in the cafeteria? DONT DRINK THE WATER! IT WILL MAKE YOU DUMB!

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      • yes, there is a problem. Luckily not everybody is using wine. I don't wine, I don't have problems.

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        • OT:

          How much do THEY PAY YOU ? Is it enough to relieve your "non-open-community" soul ?

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          • Dear ati devs, do you have any plans on supporting hardware decoding on 780g? If yes, how soon is this gonna happen?

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            • The question was never answered about support for r3** cards. I have an 9600 M10- worked with catalyst 8.9 but nothing since. OSS drivers are getting there but still a far cry performance wise compared to fglrx. I am running ubuntu 8.10 so can't use the 8.9 drivers due to xorg/xserver versions. I have a laptop which is hard to change in terms of graphics hardware.

              The release notes clearly state 9600 mobility is supported, but installation suggests otherwise. Has r3** support been officially dropped?

              Thanks

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              • I didn't think we had changed anything w.r.t. R3xx/R4xx support. It's certainly possible that some ASICs got trimmed from the Ubuntu driver in order to meet schedule but I'm not aware of any general change in support.

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                • The problem with 8-9 to 8-11 is that you can not change res with nexuiz (from repository, I guess it would be the same with the sdl binary of the official package) on RV410. Try it and X will be corrupted until you kill nexuiz. I would not call say that nothing changed... beryl is not working too for Xorg 7.1.1 - it worked some time ago. fglrx drivers only get worse not better.

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                  • Originally posted by bridgman View Post
                    It's certainly possible that some ASICs got trimmed from the Ubuntu driver in order to meet schedule
                    The official 8.11 installer has the exact same bug as well. So I doubt it has anything to do with the "Ubuntu Special Edition" of fglrx.

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                    • Bug... ok, help me understand something. Are folks asking if we dropped 3xx/4xx from the driver because of something specific (removal of IDs etc..) or just because of a bug ?

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                      • Originally posted by bridgman View Post
                        Bug... ok, help me understand something. Are folks asking if we dropped 3xx/4xx from the driver because of something specific (removal of IDs etc..) or just because of a bug ?
                        Since 8.10, fglrx doesn't work with R300-Hardware, anymore. Because you guys at ATI never tell us anything, we don't know if it's a bug or if R300-Support was dropped.
                        Last edited by Stormking; 11-19-2008, 01:49 PM.

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                        • I asked around - no change in support and driver seems to work on 3xx/4xx in house, so sounds like a bug. What is the issue you are seeing ?

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                          • Seems to work - funny - not even in nexuiz a res change is possible since 8-9 (xorg 7.1.1, rv410).

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                            • OK, but help me here. Inability to change resolutions inside a game is hardly something that would constitute "dropping support", is it ? I had assumed there was a bigger, more blatant problem involved.

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                              • Well some with newer chips say it would work, can't verify due to missing hardware. So older hw support seems to be even more broken than newer one. Btw. I found out that

                                gl2benchmark -sceneselect 3

                                would work (4 might segfault directly), but when test 1 or 2 was done then test 3 will not work. Something breaks pointsprites in that case - last fully working driver for that bench was 8.40.4 - think about it...

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