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Re: [opensuse] Download ATI drivers the same way as nvidia. Is it possible?
  • From: Bernhard Walle <bwalle@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 8 Dec 2006 19:58:55 +0100
  • Message-id: <20061208185855.GB6070@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
* John Andersen <jsa@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> [2006-12-08 19:37]:
> On Friday 08 December 2006 00:20, Bernhard Walle wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > * Silviu Marin-Caea <silviu_marin-caea@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> [2006-12-08 10:14]:
> > > In 10.2 the nvidia binary-blob drivers can be downloaded very easily by
> > > adding as installation source http://download.nvidia.com/opensuse/10.2
> > > and installing x11-video-nvidia and nvidia-gfx-kmp-"kernel-flavor".
> > >
> > > Can this be done the same way for ATI? Moreover, do the ATI binary-blob
> > > drivers even work for 10.2, considering they suport X.org 7.1 and SUSE
> > > has X.org 7.2?
> >
> > Ask ATI. The more demand they get, the better are the chances that
> > they will change their drivers.
>
> Well, upon looking at the ATI Rpms for 10.1 (direct from the ATI site)
> you will see they were built on the opensuse build farm, so perhaps its
> not totally ATI's doing?

But ATI is providing the binary-only driver. And if the driver doesn't
work with X.org 7.2, it makes no sense to build RPMS. :)


Regards,
Bernhard
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