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Removal of changelog?[edit]

That changelog was pretty useful, Intgr. fglrx does not have a user accessible changelog, and its hard to keep track of which version changed what, and it also had handy links to the release readmes. If no one is against this, I'll revert Intgr's rude and unwanted change. Diablo-D3 (talk) 13:03, 9 November 2009 (UTC)

Reverted, Intgr didn't bother to defend his changes. Please do not broadly change verified and useful content in articles without a good reason. Diablo-D3 (talk) 21:16, 13 November 2009 (UTC)
Sorry about not responding earlier. I was not aware of this talk topic.
Did you read WP:INDISCRIMINATE as pointed out in my edit comment? Changelogs are exactly the sort of "indiscriminate collection of information" that an encyclopedia doesn't aim to convey. "It's useful" is not a valid argument here, see WP:ITSUSEFUL.
If all you want is a changelog on an editable wiki, this content should simply be moved to another wiki project. -- intgr [talk] 13:06, 14 November 2009 (UTC)
I have to agree that this is not the right place for a change login this explicit form, but still important changes should be noted, favorably in prose. For the purpose of converting this into text, I've put the changelog to Talk:Fglrx/Changelog --87.123.80.102 (talk) 13:45, 18 December 2009 (UTC)

Added Categories to Article[edit]

Added these categories to the artice: Linux, and X Window System.

Steven Mattera 20:49, 14 December 2006 (UTC)


Few days ago partial specification of Radeon chips was released: http://www.x.org/docs/AMD/ —Preceding unsigned comment added by 213.180.137.172 (talk) 12:02, 14 September 2007 (UTC)

Known issues[edit]

I was wondering, due to the incredible amount of serious known issues, how has this driver passed any testing before releasing?

https://a248.e.akamai.net/f/674/9206/0/www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/catalyst_712_linux.html

For example, there is a lot of issues when using Xvideo. Will there be a new driver soon to fix these problems? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Vniksic (talkcontribs) 12:58, 18 January 2008 (UTC)

Support for DirectX version shown, but no OpenGL information[edit]

I am wondering why there is plenty of information about what chips support DirectX available on this page but no OpenGL information -- considering that DirectX is not available outside Windows and this is about a Linux/X11 driver, I find it odd that you cannot find information about the most used 3d API but plenty on one of the only ones not available on the target platform.87.48.45.181 (talk) 06:17, 2 March 2008 (UTC)

Outdated criticism[edit]

The criticism presented in this article refers to archaic sources, and thus does not provide an accurate analysis of the current state of AMD's proprietary Linux drivers. For example, alpha blur DOES work with fglrx on my machine, and the statement "ATI's drivers for linux simply are inefficient and lacking when compared to its drivers for windows" is completely and utterly false; using Catalyst 10.7 on both Windows and Debian Sid on the same machine, I get about 15% better performance in cross-platform OpenGL apps (Warsow, Nexuiz, etc.) in Linux.

Merge with AMD Catalyst[edit]

I feel that there is little point in having a seperate article for the Linux drivers, as they have become basically concurrent with the Windows ones, are now under the same name, and are even mentioned on the AMD Catalyst article. The fglrx article itself is rather small as well. As such I feel most of the data on this article should be merged into the main AMD Catalyst article. Comrade Hamish Wilson (talk) 02:59, 14 March 2011 (UTC)

+1 support. -- intgr [talk] 19:05, 14 March 2011 (UTC)
As a GNU/Linux user I agree. Technopeasant (talk) 03:20, 15 March 2011 (UTC)
Went ahead with the merge.Comrade Hamish Wilson (talk) 01:41, 17 March 2011 (UTC)