Rate ATI Proprietary Linux x86 Driver Version: 8.10.19 (released 2/16/2005)

Discussion in 'AMD Graphics Cards' started by redsolar, Feb 16, 2005.

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On the scale of 1(worst) to 10(best) rate ATI Proprietary Linux Driver 8.10.19

  1. 10

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. 9

    1 vote(s)
    6.7%
  3. 8

    2 vote(s)
    13.3%
  4. 7

    2 vote(s)
    13.3%
  5. 6

    5 vote(s)
    33.3%
  6. 5

    3 vote(s)
    20.0%
  7. 4

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. 3

    1 vote(s)
    6.7%
  9. 2

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. 1

    1 vote(s)
    6.7%
  1. redsolar

    redsolar Off duty

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    You should know the drill by now, on the scale from 1 to 10, with 1 being worst and 10 being best, rate this driver.

    If you are willing to explain why you rated the driver a certain way, please do so in this thread.

    If you want to discuss the driver in general, please use this thread.

    If you need information on where to get the latest drivers, please use this thread.
     
  2. UberLord

    UberLord A Legend in Underwear

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    Gave em 8 as it just seems they improved little bits here and there.

    + points
    99% of artifacts have disappeared from ET :)
    I spotted a load of shimmering underneath the tank on fuel dump, but that maybe an engine thing.
    Doom3 appears much smoother - ET slightly smoother

    - points
    UT2004 appears to stick worse when going around corners (it didn't used to do this for me afaik)
    Doom3 still not upto par with Windows in terms of speed - I hate running it @ 800x600 when Win32 does 1280x1024 + higher detail for similar frame rates.

    I'm pretty sure that this is just a bug fix release based on feedback from the 1st 64bit released drivers though - so let's get Doom3 a speed boost in the next version yes :)
     
  3. HsuGotaQ

    HsuGotaQ Hydrogenated Dumbass

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    They seem stable ATM, but then again there is no room for improvement in an 9600 Pro.

    Suse 9.2
    CVSCedega 4.2.x (build from latest build available on 2005/02/17)
    X.Org 6.8.2
    ATI 9600 Pro 128 MB retail
    AMD XP 2500 + (3200+ @ 200Mhz x 11)
    1024MB DDR 400Mhz
     
  4. Gwarbot

    Gwarbot New Member

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    I hate the new drivers they suck, Wen I installed the rpm and did fglrx config and got that all complete. I still lagged on 3d games Im pissed, Nothing for 9550 im not a heavy gamer but i like to do some.
     
  5. ibh1960

    ibh1960 New Member

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    Well I give them a 5, 2D works fine. But 3D gives me about 15 sec before my system hangs :-( Also I tried to give feed-back to ATI on this and I got this somewhat terse, but probably correct, statement back : 'The Linux drivers available from ATI are provide are "as is".' The same e-maili stated that 'To report issues with Linux drivers you can submit an online ticket using the “Linux Driver Feedback” Category, and your report will be received and reviewed/tested by our driver team.' Also my ticket was closed before I had a chance to comment on it. Somewhat amusing I think, and a sure way to alienate users

    Ib

    Slackware 10.1, Xorg 6.8.2, KDE 3.3.2, ATI 8.10.19
    ASUS A7N8X Deluxe, AMD Barton 2500+, 2xKingston KVR333X64C25/512
     
  6. RIV@NVX

    RIV@NVX Freedom is a feature.

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    5 - ET works quite nicely now, and Q3 is playable as well. I have to try NWN yet.
    However, xorg.conf generated DOES NOT work. FC3 hangs at "Configuring kernel parameters: "; on the other hand, if you do a little bit of manual copy-paste, it will work.

    Hopefully, there will be a new driver this month.
     
  7. HsuGotaQ

    HsuGotaQ Hydrogenated Dumbass

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    I'm voting 6 now. The package works great on Gentoo. The only thing that really bugging me now is the lack of a good Composition thingy-me-bob. Well... that missing piece in the X window configuration so that my windows and desktop looks sleak and shiny (shadows and full window transparency).
     

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