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ATI Open vs. Closed-Source AIGLX Performance

http://www.phoronix.com

We have taken an ATI Radeon X800XL 256MB PCI-E graphics card, which is supported by both the Radeon and fglrx drivers, and have compared their Compiz performance in a few different scenarios.

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Updates to KDE and the kernel

http://www.mepis.org

For MEPIS 7.0, KDE has been updated to version 3.5.8 and the kernel has been updated to 2.6.22-10. The nvidia driver has been updated to 100.14.19.

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Linux kernel drivers

http://linuxdriverproject.org

This is a list of hardware that does not have support on Linux and needs Linux kernel drivers written for them.

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While Linux still does indeed lack drivers for some hardware, I believe that the lack of drivers is no longer the largest techno

http://www.apreche.net

While Linux still does indeed lack drivers for some hardware, I believe that the lack of drivers is no longer the largest technological obstacle to Linux adoption. The thing Linux needs to focus mostly on now is completeness, not quantity, of hardware support. Read on, and allow me to explain.

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WARNING: device driver updates causing Vista to deactivate

http://apcmag.com

After weeks of gruelling troubleshooting, I've finally had it confirmed by Microsoft Australia and USA -- something as small as swapping the video card or updating a device driver can trigger a total Vista deactivation.

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Devices Lacking Linux Support Needed

http://www.kroah.com

We now have over 300 different developers signed up to help create, and maintain Linux drivers! What we need now is more companies participating in the project, we have the developers, but not enough work to keep them busy.

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Alternative Open Source Drivers for ATI Graphics Cards

http://linuxmini.blogspot.com

There are several different drivers available for various ATI graphics cards in Mandriva Linux 2008 that may be of interest in certain situations. This entry concerns the free software set of drivers. Some notes on the proprietary drivers may be found further down this document.

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Full speed ahead for Linux drivers

http://www.linux-watch.com

Linux needs drivers more than Mars will ever need women. So, noted Linux kernel and Novell developer Greg Kroah-Hartman will be devoting all his time to helping create Linux drivers.

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Free software drivers: the unmatrix

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

Well, it’s been a while—“cough!”—the set’s all dusty since my previous post about 3D cards...One thing that isn’t quite dusty though, is the state of free software drivers! I will sum up the different evolutions (some would even say, revolutions) that have occurred over this summer (June-September 2007).

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The Progress Of The RadeonHD Driver

http://www.phoronix.com

It's going on two weeks since the RadeonHD driver was made available, which is AMD's sanctioned open-source driver for the Radeon X1000 (R500) and Radeon HD 2000 (R600) series (as well as future generations of AMD GPUs).

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Software Freedom Law Center Completes Review of Linux Wireless Code

http://www.linuxelectrons.com

The Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC), provider of pro-bono legal services to protect and advance Free and Open Source Software (FOSS), today announced that it has carefully reviewed the lineage of the open source Atheros wireless driver for Linux and determined which portions can be distributed under the ISC license (also known as the 2-clause BSD license).

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Linux Driver Project

http://www.kroah.com

Way back in January, I announced a program to write Linux drivers for companies for free. When I did that, I never expected the response to be as large as it was.

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ATI Radeon HD 2900XT Powered By Open-Source Driver

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The open-source Avivo driver is currently bound to supporting the ATI R500 GPU family and with efforts now being focused on the RadeonHD driver, this reverse-engineered driver will likely never support the newer GPUs (The Death Of The R500 Avivo Driver). However, the RadeonHD driver that was pushed out into the public a few hours ago does support the R600 series.

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AMD Begins Opening Specs

http://www.x.org

The start of the specification opening for AMD/ATI cards, docs available now.

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NVIDIA: Got Specifications?

http://www.phoronix.com

This past week AMD raised the Linux graphics bar but the ball has now landed in NVIDIA's court. NVIDIA can either play ball by pushing forward with a similar effort, and then all of the big three GPU manufacturers would be cradling an open-source strategy, or they may find themselves in trouble down the road.

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