Hi to all
Sorry to be a grump but i must admit that I have had just about enough of ATI. Recently, possibly due to some suse update the ATI driver failed. I then went back to vesa and loaded the 8.6 ATI driver (not from the repository). It showed that it was loaded OK and that it was operating, gxlgears showed 1100 fps, but it was acutally operating as if it had less than 200 fps.
I then reloaded the repository driver (8.4) gxlgears shows 2000 fps(approx) and all is ok. I have since turned of updates.
As much as it pains me to say it ATI is the most promising for future development and good quality graphics on linux, though they really need to take a good hard look at either their procedures or programmers.
Does anyone know how ATI and SUSE work?
should I only ever load the driver from the repository?
how about when ATI release a new tested (laugh) driver?
gigabyte ga-ma78gm-s2h with IGA hd3200
no desktop effects