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Marcin Juszkiewicz openembedded at
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 
connected monitor.

So if you want to use Linux on anything avoid ATI.

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