News ATI drivers

Daniel Stone daniel at
Fri Sep 14 15:21:47 PDT 2007

On Fri, Sep 14, 2007 at 06:05:56PM -0400, Gene Heskett wrote:
> On Friday 14 September 2007, Matthew Garrett wrote:
> >On Fri, Sep 14, 2007 at 12:36:36PM -0400, Gene Heskett wrote:
> >> That has been my understanding of the announcement, and that all our old
> >> r200 etc cards were back to vesa only.
> >
> >Your understanding is incorrect. r200 has perfectly reasonable 2D and 3D
> >already, and nobody's going to drop that.
> The card in question claims its an R280.  Same diff?

Yes, it's r200-based.

Anyway, how would ATI magically, retroactively, remove all support for
previous cards? I mean, it's open source.  You can't unexist a driver.
What are you suggesting will be done here?
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