News ATI drivers

Gene Heskett gene.heskett at
Wed Sep 12 21:15:42 PDT 2007

On Wednesday 12 September 2007, 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.

Will it run the 9200SE I bought 2 years ago?

Cheers, Gene
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