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Old 21st April, 2006, 03:35 AM
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Originally Posted by cadaveca
The last driver I downloaded was on the 16th of April, which would have been the current one. Running the X800Pro VIVO under linux, XGL fails completely. OpenGL based applications throw errors stating that the card doesn't support a heap of function calls.

This was a big letdown to me, as I have my laptop running Fedora (and have been using Fedora for a few weeks straight as a workstation OS) and I wanted to run my second best machine (8K3A Athlon XP 2400+ X800Pro VIVO 512MB RAM) on Kororaa with XGL. Failing that, I tried running Ubuntu with XGL/Compiz manually applied.

The problem is still in ATI's drivers.

Now, it is possible to make it work. But spending hours upon hours on a workaround for the inadequacies is just not on. The R300 series cards also fail completely or alternatively artifact and stutter badly.
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