I'm new at this forum, but I've been reading here for a while now.
Does anyone have any clue on when will we (ATI users) be able to use AIGLX? (Actually I think the right question would be: WILL we be able to use AIGLX?)
Every ATI driver release is a disappointment... No significant performance improvements NOR important features like the ones needed by AIGLX.
From what I've read in Phoronix latest driver review, it's probable that we won't see aiglx for months... I surely hope this is wrong.
Is there anything we can do to make ATI/AMD wake up and do something? The bug has been filled on their bugzilla, but nothing seems to happen. They should a least give some feedback so we can know what is the current status on this issue.
The support you are looking for is months away, but should be out this calendar year (or so I believe).
All YOU can do to try to get AMD to wake up more is to contact their AIBs and other partners (i.e. ASUS, Abit, etc...) and tell them specifically you want to see better drivers. That is what needs to be done instead of contacting AMD directly.
one thing that really escapes my comprehension is :
missing gl extensions are provided bu software fallback in mesa, right? so that's not really the case about not supporting aiglx. when you load x.org with fglrx driver you get an aiglx error - "falling back to software rendering". even so, you cannot start beryl even using that software rendering with fglrx and aiglx.
what i fail to understand is - what is so different between xgl and aiglx that one works with ati and the second one does not?
can somebody clearly explain - what is the actual problem with fglrx and aiglx? because missing 3d extensions don't seem to be the case.
I'm pretty new at Linux. I just upgraded my machine with an ATI X1650 Pro. I planned to switch over to Linux, but I have had problem after problem with the ATI drivers. I tried Ubuntu Edgy, Feisty Fawn, Sabayon, finally to conclude that it's because of the ATI drivers that I can't get desktop acceleration to work.
Now I also can not run Google Earth or Sketchup, or Cedega, because OpenGL support is not detected.
In the xorg.0.log I get messages that DRI is not working, and I get Mesa driver reported by fglrxinfo.
I'm so frustrated!
Just to be sure: is it really because of the ATI drivers, or am I doing something wrong?
All help appreciated.