[clug] ATI drivers and Ubuntu/linux in general

Sunnz sunnzy at gmail.com
Sat Jun 21 13:46:28 GMT 2008

2008/6/21 Hal Ashburner <hal.ashburner at gmail.com>:
> Andrew Janke wrote:
> And now ATI have survived their period in the wilderness
> http://www.fsf.org/blogs/community/rms-ati-protest.html
> So have released full specs. Yep. Specs. We love specs. Specs are awesome
> and make you look smart.
> http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=NjA1Mw
> Based on these specs a bunch of people (I imagine including Dave Airlie)
> have gone and updated the ati drivers. (1)
> (1) I know Dave did the original 2D stuff for more recent ATI cards that
> were not supported by the gpl drivers at all, based on having seen specs
> under NDA for other work he was doing at the time. Which once written ATI
> took too long to allow him to release.

I thought they had the "radeon" driver now in X.org that it the new
and cool open source driver written from the specs?

I have never used ATi so I am not that sure... radeon is a line of GPU
made by ATi right?

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