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    That driver is pure crap for serveral reasons

    + xorg 7.1 dri permissions are fixed (8-9 had wrong permissions)

    - wine apps crash (for example trackmania)
    - 2.6.27 kernel needs same patch as 8-9
    - no x740 dirs like the driver for ubuntu 8.10
    - as usual no pointsprites with gl2benchmark
    - beryl not working with etch

    so basically we are at the state of 8-8 again with a little bit different 2.6.27 patch.
    Last edited by Kano; 10-15-2008 at 06:32 PM.

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    - no support for xorg-server-1.5 yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kano View Post
    That driver is pure crap for serveral reasons

    + xorg 7.1 dri permissions are fixed (8-9 had wrong permissions)

    - wine apps crash (for example trackmania)
    - 2.6.27 kernel needs same patch as 8-9
    - no x740 dirs like the driver for ubuntu 8.10
    - as usual no pointsprites with gl2benchmark
    - beryl not working with etch

    so basically we are at the state of 8-8 again with a little bit different 2.6.27 patch.
    I will be very disappointed if this is true.

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    I'm starting to HATE Ubuntu for the same reasons I hate Windows.

    Seriously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RealNC View Post
    I'm starting to HATE Ubuntu for the same reasons I hate Windows.

    Seriously.
    good third party software support and beginner friendlieness?

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    Tried the 8.10 driver on the ATI website.

    ATIConfig results in a Segmentation Fault when I run it. Have tried manually adding the driver to xorg.conf and doing the "aticonfig -tls=1" trick but when I reboot I end up going back to the command line as Xserver says it cannot find any screens. Using the open-source drivers again now until some more people have tried 8.10 incase I had installed it wrong.

    One thing I did notice is that an extra "modaliases" .deb package is generated when I build the packages.

    Running ubuntu hardy, kde 4.1 and Mobility Radeon M10 (9600)

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    Oops there go my hopes for Xorg 7.4 support

    I will have to roll back to F8, or switch distributions entirely... not a good thing either way. F9 (Xorg 7.4) is unstable as the result of XServer 1.5 - radeon(hd) drivers interaction crashing X (when using EXA the crash is very well defined to pan images larger than the viewing area, without it, the crashes are more "random"), though I seem to be of the few (very few it would seem) experimenting this issue with both drivers (radon and radeonhd), so no fgrlx for me, means I most likely will roll back. :-/

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    So is Ubuntu using a different binary driver or something? You'd think if it was a patch to the distributed-as-source bits, that Ubuntu could/would/should divulge what they did while playing with the prerelease driver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grantek View Post
    So is Ubuntu using a different binary driver or something? You'd think if it was a patch to the distributed-as-source bits, that Ubuntu could/would/should divulge what they did while playing with the prerelease driver.
    Ubuntu? Get serious! They do not contribute much back upstream (until fairly recently, that is)

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