3D for AMD64 (was Re: Lack of Flash support is no longer acceptable. Bounty established...)

Sean Cavanaugh millenia2000 at hotmail.com
Thu Jun 26 15:09:20 UTC 2008

> fglrx is the only way that anyone's going to get true 3D OpenGL> support, and the last time I checked that wasn't available except for> ancient cards on FreeBSD.> > AMD was supposed to be helping ATI, but it appears that after the> merger all that's happened is a website change and ATI's drivers have> gotten worse... last time I tried x64 support with Linux I was sadly> shocked by the poor programming that went into the driver and the> difficulty I had trying to get it to work with X11.> > Then again things may have changed since that time too...> > My 2 cents,> -Garrett
AMD is actively working to opensource the *nic drivers for the ATI cards starting with the most recent. From a news article iI came across they were actually hiring a whole new department whose sole purpose was to add more of the older cards to the open sorce drivers as well as eventually having 3d acceleration. As for the NEW 4000 series, the card will come with full drivers for windows and Linux on the install CD. granted there is still some coding to get BSD drivers, but AMD is making life better for *nix user with ATI cards. 

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