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Old 08-20-2004, 10:11 PM   #1
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ATI Petition for Adequate Drivers in Linux

This petition is to get better ati drivers for linux, and yes i know this might do nothing to improve ati linux drivers, but tring nothing will also do nothing. petition is here . Just about everything in it i agree with and needs to be addressed.

Sorry if this has already been posted.
Old 08-20-2004, 10:38 PM   #2
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i was going to make, one. now i dont have to.
im going to promote this one.

Edit: ive never signed an epitiion before, this is my third one today.

i signed the real vs apple one, the "bring shockwave to linux one" and now this. oh, i jusremembered i signed a "bring greek to OOo" one about a year or so ago.

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Old 08-25-2004, 09:04 PM   #3
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For new users...

(because of little support, never buy an ATI.)

if you have a ATI, and buy a nvidia 5400 FX for 100$ with 256 mb ddr, it's awesome, a great card.

and trust me, it will be the best thing you've ever done.
Old 08-25-2004, 10:31 PM   #4
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Originally posted by cheater1034
For new users...

(because of little support, never buy an ATI.)

if you have a ATI, and buy a nvidia 5400 FX for 100$ with 256 mb ddr, it's awesome, a great card.

and trust me, it will be the best thing you've ever done.
Actually, screw the petition. Go out and by a new nvidia card and send the ATI card to ATI's corporate office telling them what you did and why. If you haven't bought ATI, by nvidia and write ATI and tell them why you did not by the ATI card. Businesses don't give a shit about petitions, but lost revenue will make them think.
Old 08-25-2004, 11:01 PM   #5
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done .... i found that for my card (9200se) the xfree/xorg drivers work better then ati;s drivers

(ati's drivers didn't work at all.. well no direct rendering ... xorg/xfree's drivers work without the least bit of hassle)

kinda sad when ati cant even make drivers that WORK!!!!
Old 08-25-2004, 11:46 PM   #6
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the petition threatens boycotting.. this is never a good idea.
dont sign it, dont buy ATI... buy Nvidia....

ATI will be compareing themselvs againsed Nvidia (the leaders in Graphics cards) to try and find out why they dont have as goder reputation...

price.. similar...
performance... similar...

linux support.... oh FSCK.

and then all willl be well with the world.

ofcourse byy this time, you will all be hapy in the world of nvidia


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