Originally Posted by ihatelolcats
Originally Posted by beers
Hopefully this will drive some more awesome linux/unix driver support from AMD
dare i say it...might it one day be possible to install ati drivers in linux? the implications are incredible
What? First of all they are called fglrx, not catalyst or ati drivers.
Second, I haven't had a problem with fglrx installation at all. Perhaps xorg configuration needing to be changed but that's about it.
When I was debian all it was was
apt-get install fglrx
and on Gentoo it's
Really not that difficult, now is it?
And if you have an older card you don't even need
fglrx, you can use the open source one and it's a pretty good driver, I use it on my old laptop with a Mobility x1600 in it which is also running Gentoo.
Although I may be biased, I do compile nearly my entire OS from source and build it up into a desktop environment suited for whatever I'm running, but I don't think fglrx installation has been bad for several, several years.
Now performance on the other hand, well, that's where fglrx blows hard. That and the fact that it has the old style control center from before the nice update, you know, the one with the tree selection on the side.
I sure hope this means AMD is going to get serious about *nix fglrx, I'd love to get rid of Windows for good.