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  • phoronix
    started a topic The Open-Source ATI Driver Is Becoming A Lot Faster

    The Open-Source ATI Driver Is Becoming A Lot Faster

    Phoronix: The Open-Source ATI Driver Is Becoming A Lot Faster

    Now that the kernel mode-setting page-flipping for the ATI Radeon DRM kernel module has been merged into the Linux 2.6.38 kernel and the respective bits have been set in the xf86-video-ati DDX, we're in the process of running new open-source ATI graphics benchmarks under Linux. Our initial results (included in this article) show these latest improvements to cause some major performance boosts for the open-source ATI driver as it nears the level of performance of the proprietary Catalyst driver.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=15614

  • Remco
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    Originally posted by yotambien View Post
    The important point is not how fun something may be for a group of people, but rather how offensive it may be for another.
    I hear you. We had this discussion with the RMS joke, too. You convinced me there that it's important to consider that a joke harms people. But it's also important to keep in mind that everything (especially on the internet), is going to offend. I disagree that it's not important to consider that a joke is fun for people.

    Food for thought: have you ever thought about Stephen Colbert this way: he systematically bullies and makes fun of Bill O'Reilly. This is deeply offensive to Bill, and to a lot of conservatives. It's very funny to the rest of the world.

    Or how about this one: in a sketch Ricky Gervais makes fun of disabled people (or of how people treat disabled people). He's doing a sketch where he's bullying a stranger in a wheelchair (his paraplegic boss in real life). This generated some outrage, but also some comments by handicapped people who thought it was funny. I guess it rang true.

    Sorry for wasting more time on this, but I got nothing better to do.

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  • DeepDayze
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    Originally posted by yotambien View Post
    So, if people say you offended them, your reaction is to ignore it since "it happens all the time". I wonder what metric you use to regulate your behaviour and interaction with others. My guess is that, at least here, you rely on social acceptance and complicity--which you don't lack judging from comments from other posters. I just wanted to let you know that you don't count with mine on this one, however funny I may have found a number of your comments in the past.



    The important point is not how fun something may be for a group of people, but rather how offensive it may be for another.

    Anyway, don't you guys waste too much time about this issue. After all, this is Phoronix.
    Amen to that!

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  • yotambien
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    Originally posted by V!NCENT
    The were at least three popular (and deadbeat) jokes in there.

    Also if you'd pay attention in RL you will find out that people complain about each other time, so it's not a measure I'm going to feel terribly bothered about...
    So, if people say you offended them, your reaction is to ignore it since "it happens all the time". I wonder what metric you use to regulate your behaviour and interaction with others. My guess is that, at least here, you rely on social acceptance and complicity--which you don't lack judging from comments from other posters. I just wanted to let you know that you don't count with mine on this one, however funny I may have found a number of your comments in the past.

    Originally posted by Remco
    It's not the first time somebody has complained about Ricky Gervais. And yet I find him funny. Guess not everybody has the same taste. Who'd have thought!
    The important point is not how fun something may be for a group of people, but rather how offensive it may be for another.

    Anyway, don't you guys waste too much time about this issue. After all, this is Phoronix.

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  • that guy
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    Originally posted by chrisr View Post
    Henceforth, every single post from Vincent in these forums will provide further evidence that gordboy is a successful troll and a fool.
    Fixed.__________

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  • chrisr
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    I have preserved a link to this post.

    Originally posted by gordboy View Post
    If you do not ban Vincent from this forum forever, I will have no hesitation in contacting your provider, godaddy, and asking them to pull this site.
    Henceforth, every single post from Vincent in these forums will provide further evidence that gordboy is a troll and a fool.

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  • Remco
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    Originally posted by GDJacobs View Post
    If you would have talked about Gordie and his secret plan to take over AMD OSS graphics development and move it to a new crack team he has ready in his hidden mountain lair, that would have been funny. You can be the funniest comedian in the world and still go too far with a rip. e.g. Ricky Gervais
    It's not the first time somebody has complained about Ricky Gervais. And yet I find him funny. Guess not everybody has the same taste. Who'd have thought!

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  • GDJacobs
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    Originally posted by V!NCENT View Post
    The were at least three popular (and deadbeat) jokes in there.

    Also if you'd pay attention in RL you will find out that people complain about each other time, so it's not a measure I'm going to feel terribly bothered about...

    If you would have talked about Gordie and his secret plan to take over AMD OSS graphics development and move it to a new crack team he has ready in his hidden mountain lair, that would have been funny. You can be the funniest comedian in the world and still go too far with a rip. e.g. Ricky Gervais

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  • agd5f
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    Originally posted by paines View Post
    I tried to test this on my own Hardware.

    I compiled 2.6.38-rc1 and got rid of fglrx. When I modprobe radeon I get a black screen and a few seconds later machine freezes. Now magic keys work, just hardware reset.
    Maybe this is beacuase of my card. I am using an hd6870.
    Is there any where else described in detail how to try this out ?
    http://phoronix.com/forums/showthrea...add-NI-pci-ids

    Also make sure you have the necessary ucode images for your card installed and in your initrd if you are using one.

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  • darkbasic
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    As far as I know your card should be supported.

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