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Re: [gNewSense-users] ATI blobs (was: runlevel 3 don't work)

From: Dmitry Samoyloff
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] ATI blobs (was: runlevel 3 don't work)
Date: Thu, 7 Jan 2010 05:42:22 +0300
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Jason Self wrote:
> >> Moreover, there's no 2D acceleration also for the newer ATI chips
> >> (without
> >> firmwares), Xorg works slow as hell :-(
> In reviewing the radeonhd changelog for version 1.3 they say that 2D
> acceleration (EXA) is enabled by default now, except on RV740.

I bet they are using non-free firmware for this.

> I think that AMD's level of involvement with the free software
> community is enough to give them my money when I buy video cards.

I suppose, most of subscribers of this mailing list (including me) would like 
to use their hardware with gNewSense OS. Thus I wouldn't recommend yet ATI 
GPUs for users needing 3D and appreciating a software freedom.

Regards, Dmitry Samoyloff

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