Rant about ATI

Shawn Starr shawn.starr at rogers.com
Mon Jul 31 19:52:34 PDT 2006

Hi Thiago, 

We don't support ATI's binary proprietary drivers. You could try the r300 Open 
Source  driver to see if it works for your card or may have limited support.



On Monday 31 July 2006 11:37 pm, Thiago Milczarek Sayão wrote:
> The ATI driver release notes says:
> This software driver provides 2D support only for the ATI Radeon® 9100
> IGP and ATI Radeon® 9100 PRO IGP.
> My laptop has an ATI Mobility Radeon 9000 IGP identified as RS300M which
> is not and ATI 9100 IGP and not an ATI 9100 PRO IGP. So, i've been DAYS
> trying to make this thing work. I've read tons and tons of HOW TO's and
> forums etc..
> Just i few hours ago i discovered that my Mobility 9000 IGP is also not
> supported. They do a very dirty thing and replace the dri library file
> with the "on_igp9x00_we_do_not_support_dri.so". Very very nasty.
> Xorg.0.log reports:
> (II) fglrx(0): [DRI] installation complete
> (II) fglrx(0): Direct rendering enabled
> which is NOT correct.
> I'm posting this here because many people that own an Mobility radeon
> 9000 IGP can see that its also not supported.
> Oh, and from the 8.27.10 driver release note:
> The ATI Proprietary Linux driver is designed to support the following
> ATI Integrated products:
> Mobility™ Radeon® 9100 IGP series
> Which of course, is a lie.
> BTW, i've tried linking the atiogl_a_dri.so to
> on_igp9x00_we_do_not_support_dri.so and glxinfo reports:
> OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc.
> OpenGL renderer string: MOBILITY RADEON 9000/9100 IGP Series DDR Generic
> OpenGL version string: 1.3.1091 (X4.3.0-8.27.6)
> But when i try to run fgl_glxgears or XGL, the machine doesn't respond.
> I think it hangs when try to do anything related to pBuffers.

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