Ati drivers for Xfree 4.4...

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  1. GUNNIX

    GUNNIX New Member

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    are not yet available (!). Xfree 4.4 has been out for some time and they had at least 1,5 month time to make drivers for it. I didn't buy an Ati card to run 2D only... I heard Nvidia drivers are independant of the xfree 4. x version, but ATi drivers are not. That's ok... if drivers come fast enough... I'd like to play Enemy Territory

    ATi drivers for Linux are a real shame at this moment, I hope they get better in the near future. Or Linux users will have to buy Nvidia cards instead... Which shouldn't happen, such a big company as ATi is , should strengthen their position in other OS's then Windows as well. Linux might be on around 2or5 percent of the computers, there are millions of computers , so 2to5 percent of that is a big number of computers imho. A big number of consumers...

    Don't get me all wrong. ATi has already made some steps forward in their linux drivers, but there is still a lot of space to improve... they can only improve

    grtz
     
  2. pr0digal jenius

    pr0digal jenius Delete Me

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    there are several 3rd party companies that have amazing ATI linux drivers...however...they are not free...i lsot the link for it..but there's one in particular that has them for about $20 a year i think
     
  3. GUNNIX

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    I thank you for your info, but... drivers for $20 a year?? What is that for nonsense, ATi should better try to cooperate with those companies then. And get a good deal out of it, having that company making linux drivers for ATi , who pay in return offcourse, should not be a problem. This really reminds me of when I just bought my Radeon 8500, and ATi had about the same quality of drivers in windows as in Linux now. Not good imho :p, but they improved greatly , hope for same scenario in Linux :)
     
  4. RIV@NVX

    RIV@NVX Freedom is a feature.

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    Could it be related to the fact that Xfree 4.4 license is not GPL-compatible? It won't come bundled with distros, so that isn't high priority for ATI.
     
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    very good point
     
  6. GUNNIX

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    ah that must be it, but what will come with distros in the future then ? :s
     

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