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  • #11
    That ATI driver doesn't appear to have any OpenGL 3.0 support as it is missing the extension required to create an OpenGL 3.0 context, GLX_ARB_create_context. Of course, I wouldn't expect it to be there as the specification was only completed on October 22, the day before NVIDIA released their OpenGL 3.0 driver.

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    • #12
      Originally posted by Nille View Post
      no -.- ati Support some OpenGL 3 parts since the Catalyst 8.9/8.10 ( 8.10 definitely because i dont have use 8.9 ). so AMD/ATI was faster.


      EDIT: ATI Support some OGL3 Extensions since 8.9 look http://www2.ati.com/relnotes/catalys...ase_notes.html
      I knew the Windows driver had gotten partial OpenGL 3 support. But I thought that didn't apply to the Linux driver as well.

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      • #13
        strange, 177.61.02 does not want to install as it detects that i have a Xen kernel, but 177.80 says i do not have one and installs

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        • #14
          Did you try

          export IGNORE_XEN_PRESENCE=1

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          • #15
            Awesome, now provide a driver that can be installed on any kernel and won't break with a switch between kernels, a true Linux kernel module that's actually modular, so normal users who don't understand the risk of installing the binary from Nvidia who then do a system update only to find their system totally hosed after it installed a newer kernel for them won't get fXXXed. Maybe the kernel module API needs some stabilization for that to happen, but regardless something needs to happen because it's a problem for many users.

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            • #16
              Well Xserver 1.5 support for GeForce 5 and newer exits since end of may (173.14.xx) - ATI has a beta version since mid of october for Ubuntu. That's in best case 4 month after NV. That change was really more important. Smaller kernel ABI changes can be fixed manually, for bigger ones you need new drivers. For 2.6.28 take a look there:

              http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=121790

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              • #17
                Originally posted by Yfrwlf View Post
                Awesome, now provide a driver that can be installed on any kernel and won't break with a switch between kernels.
                Ubuntu Intrepid, and other distros, use DKMS to achieve this effect with the current nVidia drivers.

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                • #18
                  Catalyst 8.10 supports already a lot of OpenGL 3.0.

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                  • #19
                    Originally posted by thacrazze View Post
                    Catalyst 8.10 supports already a lot of OpenGL 3.0.
                    no, without GLX_create_context it has NO opengl 3 support at all.

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                    • #20
                      Catalyst 8.10 supports already a lot of parts of OpenGL 3.0.

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