On Thursday 24 June 2010 09:22:07 Daniel Troeder wrote:
> On 06/23/2010 11:47 PM, Mick wrote:
> > On Wednesday 23 June 2010 09:08:02 Daniel Troeder wrote:
> >> On 06/07/2010 01:33 AM, James wrote:
> >>> Hello,
> >>> I have this ati card. I'm having trouble finding a stable
> >>> ati-driver + xorg-server combination that will compile.
> >>> Any recommendations as to open source drivers or getting ati-drivers
> >>> happy with 9.x or 10.x is most welcome. I read a lot of bugs but
> >>> not much clear on how to proceed....
> >>> James
> >> x11-base/xorg-server-1.7.6
> >> x11-drivers/xf86-video-ati-6.12.6
> >> x11-drivers/ati-drivers-10.6
> >> both drivers work well. to install both you have to make drm a module
> >> and not load radeon with kms. switching is possible if you shutdown X
> >> but might require a reboot (it doesn't, but you lack hw-accel. if you
> >> don't).
> > Hmm interesting! How do the ati drivers perform Vs xorg?
> ATI: 3D is very good - a must for gaming, 2D is SLOW! (thou they did
> something about that with 10.6 - experience differs for users - its
> said that window management is fast now, but video still has tearing
> effect [also my exp.])
> Latest driver (10.6) work with xorg-server-1.7.x only and kernel module
> has problems with >=2.6.34 (exp. differ).
> Xorg: 3D is basic and very slow but works (the newer the driver/server
> the better, development is VERY fast), 2D is a dream (very fast, no
> tearing with video)!
> Driver is released with Xorg - so work always with newest Xorg, kernel
> module is in-kernel - work always with newest kernel
> both KMS and user space MS.
Thanks Daniel! I'm using Xorg driver with KMS and it seems that things are
only going to get better if I wait for a while. :-)