News ATI drivers

Erik Andrén erik.andren at
Wed Sep 12 13:16:03 PDT 2007

Thomas Coppi wrote:
> On 9/12/07, Otto Solares <solca at> wrote:
>> On Wed, Sep 12, 2007 at 05:34:44PM +0100, Daniel Stone wrote:
>>> On Wed, Sep 05, 2007 at 10:43:12PM -0400, Gene Heskett wrote:
>>>> On Wednesday 05 September 2007, Xavier Bestel wrote:
>>>>> as everyone has probably seen already, AMD just publicly promised specs
>>>>> and a reference driver for all cards starting with R500. Great.
>>>>> Now, for people in the know, is that just a(nother) promise yet, or are
>>>>> there already Xorg people involved in this new driver ?
>>>> They do this (wait, cue the trumpets for the std fanfare) about every two
>>>> years, and so far as I know, not one single line of code has been thrown over
>>>> the fence.  I've wasted well over $500 down through the years, money spent
>>>> because they promised this or that.
>>>> All it was in the boardroom was a minor uptick in sales, with no connection
>>>> between the uptick and the propaganda machines output ever being grokked by
>>>> anybody at ATI.
>>>> Don't even think of holding your breath, you'll be long dead and buried &
>>>> still no open src ATI drivers, for any of their cards.
>> Excellent!! hopefully R{1,2,3}xx specs too...
> r100 and r200 are basically complete afaik, though r300 would still be useful.

Then why doesn't my radeon 7500 mobility (r100) based laptop still 
garble the screen on suspend-to-ram resume, needing to fully reboot the 
computer to  return it to an usable state?

>> -otto
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