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#1 2014-09-27 12:20:24

twoion
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Official AMD survey on the quality of their graphics driver

Please, ATI/AMD graphics users who are running Linux, let them feel your pain, suffering and hatred.

Link.

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#2 2014-09-27 14:06:41

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Re: Official AMD survey on the quality of their graphics driver

I'm okay with their drivers, but at the same time, their linux drivers REALLY need to be on par with their Windows drivers.

AMD is overdue. Nvidia's already there for crying out loud!

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#3 2014-09-29 15:11:39

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Re: Official AMD survey on the quality of their graphics driver

AMD/ATI drivers suck and they always have. I've always liked their products and found them to be good value but their drvers have given me plenty of trouble even under Windows. I've long suspected that they spend more time designing the packaging for their cards than they do making them work.

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#4 2014-09-29 15:15:44

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Re: Official AMD survey on the quality of their graphics driver

Aaron_ON wrote:

AMD/ATI drivers suck and they always have. I've always liked their products and found them to be good value but their drvers have given me plenty of trouble even under Windows. I've long suspected that they spend more time designing the packaging for their cards than they do making them work.

QFT,

If AMD doesn't get their act together by the time I assemble a new rig, I'm going Nvidia.

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#5 2014-09-29 22:05:55

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Re: Official AMD survey on the quality of their graphics driver

I have no issues with their Linux driver as long as I stick with Debian Stable.

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#6 2014-09-30 11:11:21

twoion
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Re: Official AMD survey on the quality of their graphics driver

KrunchTime wrote:

I have no issues with their Linux driver as long as I stick with Debian Stable.

Targeting a frozen distro (Debian stable) or a platform (Linux) are two different things. The fact that the FOSS radeon driver and mesa are being developed alongside Xorg just fine -- with limited resources -- is testament to the totally inadequate and faulty driver design on AMD's side, where fglrx is always behind. Always. I've also been waiting years for fglrx to adopt KMS -- as things are now, my TTYs are all in a very low resolution. I can mitigate that using fbterm, but that's not how things should be.

And there was this bug where fglrx would crash X when running Chromium -- took them more than 3 months to address that.


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#7 2014-09-30 13:28:08

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Re: Official AMD survey on the quality of their graphics driver

I run a mid-grade ATI card (HD6770), but I stopped trying to use Catalyst a year or more ago. Ever since they got dpm working, the open source Radeon driver has suited me, just fine. I won't be answering the survey, just because I haven't used Catalyst for so long.

Tim

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