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Sat Sep 1 20:15:08 CEST 2007
Dnia sobota, 1 września 2007, Giles Jones napisał:
> On 1 Sep 2007, at 17:11, Mikko Rauhala wrote:
> > You're implying there are better choices...
> I wouldn't know since I've not looked into such things.
> But ATI have mobile GPUs and are open sourcing desktop drivers,
> maybe they would do the same for their mobile devices?
ATI support is near null when it comes to documentation or drivers. In
Zaurus machines ATI W100 Imageon is used and we had to use reverse
engineering to get information how does chip works and to write proper
kernel and X11 support. Each request from our ackers to ATI resulted in
no answer or even mails such as "we do not have docs for that chip".
ATI desktop cards are crap under Linux. Propertiary driver (fglrx) lack
AIGLX support (so goodbye beryl/compiz), free drivers hackers lack
documentation how to get some stuff done. After few months of using ATI
onboard graphics (under fglrx or free driver) I got into situation when
only fglrx worked as free driver was unable to figure which port has
So if you want to use Linux on anything avoid ATI.
there was once peace and then the internet came in :-)
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