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Date:      Mon, 25 Dec 2006 17:59:02 +0100
From:      deeptech71@gmail.com
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: hardware acceleration for ATI Radeon 9600 ?
Message-ID:  <45900356.3080306@gmail.com>
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Andrew Pantyukhin wrote:
> On 12/25/06, deeptech71@gmail.com <deeptech71@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Andrew Pantyukhin wrote:
>> > On 12/24/06, deeptech71@gmail.com <deeptech71@gmail.com> wrote:
>> >> Last official ATI video card support for FreeBSD was the 9400 series
>> >> drivers. I've heard about some reverse engineered drivers from 
>> Linux. Is
>> >> there any way to get hardware acceleration for ATI Radeon 9600 
>> series? I
>> >> want to run OpenGL applications, and not with software rendering.
>> >
>> > AFAIK, you get that with Xorg 7.x.
>> >
>>
>> Last time I was FreeBSDing was half a year ago. I'll test some 3D games
>> on the 6.2-RELEASE. I will get a decent framerate, will I?
> 
> Unfortunately there are still some issues with Xorg 7.x, so
> it's not in the ports collection yet. Fortunately you can
> try those issues for yourself using a great howto at:
> 
> http://wikitest.freebsd.org/ModularXorg
> 
> Good luck!
> 

AMD has bought ATI so there maybe hope for official drivers. Meanwhile, 
Xorg, keep up the good work :] .

      OK, that would be it, thanx for the help!



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