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  • Louise
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    Originally posted by Dragonlord View Post
    I'm with the staff here. They did not set up a fight. They just pointed out what happened recently. What fuels the discussion is what happened over there in the XOrg base not a topic informing about what happened. And after all this drop-request is not something light or a small patch not important to anybody and his dog but one which aims to kill off a driver.

    Duplicate drivers never had been a good idea but this here is a different situation. Both drivers suck in their own rights and work in others. We have therefore two half-arsed and broken drivers whereas for one is less broken for a different group of people. It should be aimed to boil things down to one driver and a working one on top of it. Chances are an open fight is needed to sort this out. Looks like there are a couple of non-team-player developers over there in the XOrg base which try to fight through their solution without looking left and right.
    Phoronix choose the headline "Radeon vs. RadeonHD Fighting Continues" and not "XOrg decided to drop RadeonHD".

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  • Dragonlord
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    I'm with the staff here. They did not set up a fight. They just pointed out what happened recently. What fuels the discussion is what happened over there in the XOrg base not a topic informing about what happened. And after all this drop-request is not something light or a small patch not important to anybody and his dog but one which aims to kill off a driver.

    Duplicate drivers never had been a good idea but this here is a different situation. Both drivers suck in their own rights and work in others. We have therefore two half-arsed and broken drivers whereas for one is less broken for a different group of people. It should be aimed to boil things down to one driver and a working one on top of it. Chances are an open fight is needed to sort this out. Looks like there are a couple of non-team-player developers over there in the XOrg base which try to fight through their solution without looking left and right.

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  • Louise
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    Originally posted by Michael View Post
    Huh? We're not trying to start a war... We're just informing on what's already happening within the Linux community.
    View this thread to read the latest on the Radeon vs. RadeonHD fighting among Luc, Daniel, Keith Packard, and others.
    That is setting up a fight =( You could just as well have written "get the pop corns, and enjoy the fight at this link. In the left corner..."

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  • Michael
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    Originally posted by Louise View Post
    I really don't like what Phoronix is turning into =(

    Why start a fight among our selfs?

    I always click on a couple of banners, when Phoronix have done a good article, but I simply can't justify clicking on any banners anymore when the trend seams to be "let's make a war between Linux contributors".
    Huh? We're not trying to start a war... We're just informing on what's already happening within the Linux community.

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  • Louise
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    I really don't like what Phoronix is turning into =(

    Why start a fight among our selfs?

    I always click on a couple of banners, when Phoronix have done a good article, but I simply can't justify clicking on any banners anymore when the trend seams to be "let's make a war between Linux contributors".

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  • bulletxt
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    Originally posted by Eragon View Post
    I am happy I have a nvidia card right now

    No stupid drver arguments, no having to install from git, just download and run the installer
    yes, instead im sorry to have bought an ati card for the fourth time. but for sure, this is the last time amd/ati gets fun of my intelligence as a consumer.

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  • Eragon
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    I am happy I have a nvidia card right now

    No stupid drver arguments, no having to install from git, just download and run the installer

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  • d2kx
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    sundown, if you're using EXA with RadeonHD, you'll need to enable Option "DRI" aswell for now.

    Well, I don't like fights. RadeonHD rocks, but having two drivers really is not a situation I'd like to see in the future.

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  • val-gaav
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    Isn't this meaningless ?
    I mean soon we will see KMS for radeon cards. With modesseting in the kernel both radeon and radeonhd will be not needed.... or correct me if I'm wrong ? isn't all that's going to be left in the Xorg just the mesa (which both drivers share)?

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  • sundown
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    I have xorgs, xservers and mesas built from Debian experimental with latest radeon and radeonhd driver and still radeonhd can't cope with EXA... it makes the computer very slow and fan spins like crazy. I was disappointed.
    Last edited by sundown; 21 October 2008, 04:12 PM.

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