[Exherbo-dev] Upcoming X.org changes
exherbo at bernd-steinhauser.de
Wed Jun 17 23:02:45 BST 2009
Bernd Steinhauser wrote:
> Gaute Hope wrote:
>> Just for the reference, using the open-source driver gives a significant
>> lower framerate:
> That isn't exactly correct.
> The article was correct when it was published, but a lot of things
> changed since then.
> Most important is that ATI released the Microcode a year ago.
> That improved things a lot and since then the open source driver – at
> least for my card, which is a X200M, just like yours – was pretty much
> es fast as the closed source driver, also all of the graphic errors went
> The difference considering 3D for the X200M wasn't really big since then.
> Most of the problems with the open source driver should be gone these
> days, for the X200M.
> The only things that are missing are Powerplay (WIP) und some Video
> stuff (XvMC) and of course some stuff like Gallium support and Kernel
> Mode Settungs, which are WIP, too.
> In addition, you get rid of a lot of problems the closed source driver
> has and can experience some of the advantages of open source drivers
> (early X.org adaption, RandR 1.2, OOTB functionality and soon stuff like
> KMS etc.).
Forgot the reference:
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