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    Thanks

    One of the joys of Phoronix is reading posts by knowledgeable, intellegent, and witty people. Almost all of the people working on AMD drivers fit this description. I was going to praise mtippett in...
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    I could play Doom3 with an RV280 and radeon...

    I could play Doom3 with an RV280 and radeon driver but the framerate was low (10-15 fps) or worse when the action got heavy. I plugged in the RV350 (and 2.6.31) which was playable (3 years ago) on...
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    My preference as well.

    My preference as well.
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    uname: Linux 2.6.26.3 i686 GNU/Linux distro:...

    uname: Linux 2.6.26.3 i686 GNU/Linux
    distro: Debian testing
    CPU 96% gmppi, 4% other programs

    Debian testing 32-bit, Athlon64 3200 @ 2390 MHz
    -compiles fine
    Results from threads.txt
    Threads: ...
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    First, I've never used PTS. From the description...

    First, I've never used PTS. From the description it could probably automate some of the following.

    Your objective seems reasonable, yet, getting full functionality with Linux depends on the...
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    Elena09: Are you trying to test all the "parts"...

    Elena09: Are you trying to test all the "parts" of the computer to see if they work? Are you trying to find out if the parts installed are as claimed by the "documentation"? Or are you trying to...
  7. I tried benchmarking memory when I got my...

    I tried benchmarking memory when I got my Athlon64. Sure, dual channel boots faster and shows better memory benches, but real world (feel, non-memory benchmarks) it made no difference. With...
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    Newegg still sells six 9250 cards. Only a year...

    Newegg still sells six 9250 cards. Only a year and a half ago, the r200 was the fastest 3D available for opensource linux. The r200s are generally silent (no fan) and low power.
  9. Thread: ATI FAQ, maybe

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    Thanks for the this. R200...

    Thanks for the this. R200, Rage 128 yes. R100 almost certainly, Mach 32/64? I'll add them.



    Yes, however, according to me, NDA doesn't count as open.

    While we're here, iirc some of AMD's...
  10. Thread: ATI FAQ, maybe

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    Honestly, I knew all that but ignored it in a...

    Honestly, I knew all that but ignored it in a misguided attempt to concentrate on items which should be improved or added to the FAQ. Sorry. My Fault. Why are you working on Saturday?:)


    I...
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    I don't think duby229 changed anything. First...

    I don't think duby229 changed anything. First duby reiterated the point from post 3, then repeated the points from the Tearing thread. I think I covered most of those points and your responses...
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    No issue here with Opera9.52. No flash installed.

    No issue here with Opera9.52. No flash installed.
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    Thanks for the reminder. I'll update the list. ...

    Thanks for the reminder. I'll update the list. Here's the reference:
    http://www.phoronix.com/forums/showpost.php?p=39296&postcount=83

    Were you refering to the Nouveau GSOC project?

    You are...
  14. Thread: ATI FAQ, maybe

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    ATI FAQ, maybe

    I keep reading the same questions and answers, so I thought maybe a FAQ might be useful. I'd like to keep bridgman working on releasing docs rather than his formidable writing skills in the forums...
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    If you're bored. I doubt you'll find any...

    If you're bored.

    I doubt you'll find any noticeable difference. Look at pages 4 and 5. There's only one instance showing any real difference, and that was barely 10 percent. Look at deanjo's...
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    These tests show we need a better memory...

    These tests show we need a better memory benchmark.

    1. The tests confirm that for most desktop applications, memory doesn't matter. There was very little difference between timings or speed.
    2....
  17. Thread: Sticky request

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    Certainly is a popular request, if not explicitly...

    Certainly is a popular request, if not explicitly for general status, then for a particular feature's status.

    Although it may not be fine grained enough, http://www.x.org/wiki/RadeonFeature has...
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    I'd really like h.264 decode. I like the special...

    I'd really like h.264 decode. I like the special DRM free part idea if it means someone would write a nice open driver for the h.264 decoder. OTOH, can decode be done using the shaders? We should...
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    Doom3demo works without S3TC on my 9250 with ati...

    Doom3demo works without S3TC on my 9250 with ati radeon driver.
  20. Without actually looking anything up, here are...

    Without actually looking anything up, here are some thoughts:

    1. Xv's job was utilize special video hardware to do colorspace and scaling for video (back when the CPU was slow). ATI doesn't even...
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