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toxigenicpoem
10-23-2007, 08:21 PM
Ati just released the 8.42 driver! Upgrade today for performance, and stability increases!!!!

http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=887&num=1

Myxir
10-23-2007, 08:45 PM
Too late for me. My nvidia arrives tomorrow :p

arlick
10-23-2007, 09:38 PM
aaaaaaaa!!!!

but where can i download it!! aaa!!!!

toxigenicpoem
10-23-2007, 09:45 PM
LOL Sorry I guess AMD hasn't updated thier site yet here is the link

http://www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/ati-driver-installer-8.42.3-x86.x86_64.run

arlick
10-23-2007, 09:46 PM
LOL Sorry I guess AMD hasn't updated thier site yet here is the link

http://www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/ati-driver-installer-8.42.3-x86.x86_64.run

LOL, lots of thanks!!! im going to install it now ^^

PS: its stable?

toxigenicpoem
10-23-2007, 09:51 PM
LOL, lots of thanks!!! im going to install it now ^^

PS: its stable?


Not a problem! Enjoy, I have not had any problems, and user reports are wonderful. 8.42 is being released after 8.41 (beta, and only recommended for the HD series), and it will have AMAZING performance increases over 8.40. Plus AIGLX support if you like Compiz-Fusion. :metal:

@ Myxir : :-) understandable, but now your not opensourced like ATI! hahahah :biggrin:

arlick
10-23-2007, 10:11 PM
here u could see the outputs

http://www.regnumonline.com.ar/forum/showpost.php?p=192027&postcount=333

thanks! :guitar: i have waiting lot of time for this first open source driver!!

Myxir
10-23-2007, 10:24 PM
@ Myxir : :-) understandable, but now your not opensourced like ATI! hahahah :biggrin:

Personally I don't care about open-source concerning drivers. In fact I would prefer open-source but if proprietary drivers are better I would choose them.

But I think 8.42 is NOT open-source?

toxigenicpoem
10-23-2007, 10:36 PM
Correct, this is a proprietary driver, i was simply stating that Nvidia has yet to open their drivers for open source. I agree as well that I don't care about OSS if the vendor driver is worth it, but it would be nice to see Nvidia and ATI 3D support as easy to do as Intel's.

Myxir
10-24-2007, 05:40 PM
I bet this will come in the future. Dunno if long term or the nearer future.
ATI made a really good step towards the right direction.
Other vendors will open their drivers soon, I bet.
Industry is starting to see that Linux is gonna be an interesting and important market.
So hope is not lost :)

putkonen
10-27-2007, 06:01 PM
Well i still have same problem with these drivers that i had with .41:
Ubuntu 7.04 + Radeon 9550 + 8.41.7 drivers (http://www.regnumonline.com.ar/forum/showthread.php?t=12713)
edit: now i use ubuntu 7.10, not 7.04.