OLS: Open source graphics drivers
Posted Jul 20, 2006 20:40 UTC (Thu) by drag
In reply to: OLS: Open source graphics drivers
Parent article: OLS: Open source graphics drivers
THERE ISN'T. Not a single f-ng one.
Which sucks. Realy sucks.
Even 2-D support is questionable. The open source 'nv' driver is very inferior to the Nvidia propriatory driver. The nv portion only uses 2d, which isn't going to be around much longer. ATI already eliminated their radeon core out of the r500 so 2-D support for that is non-existant and as per stated above ATI isn't allowing the programmer to release open source 2d drivers.
If you want open source 2d drivers for your PCIE-based system you either have to:
A. Buy a Intel motherboard with a 915g or 945g chipset.
B. Buy a r300/r400 series ATI card.
I bought a used x800, personally. On that machine I had the Intel graphics, which are good, but I want fast 3d for doing Blender and such.
The r300_dri drivers are actually pretty nice nowadays. Using ones from CVS, that is.
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