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Tuesday, 30 November 2010 12:41

AMD releases open source Fusion driver

Written by Fudzilla staff


Fusion for Linux
AMD has released an open source Linux driver for its upcoming Ontario APU. Ontario is the first Fusion APU slated for release and AMD is obviously keen to get the Linux community on board the Fusion bandwagon. The new driver will appear in new Linux distributions starting with version 2.6.38.

As a low power part, Fusion has quite a bit of potential in the Linux market and with a power draw of just 9W and proper ATI graphics, the APU could be a perfect choice for affordable HTPCs and nettops.

In addition, AMD has already joined the MeeGo project and Ontario seems like an excellent choice for the new platform.


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-78 #1 Deanjo 2010-11-30 13:33
Quote:
the APU could be a perfect choice for affordable HTPCs


Hardly, the opensource driver has no hardware decoding acceleration at all and the AMD blob which features XvBA is a horrible unusable neglected mess and has been for the last couple of years it has been present in the blob. In linux, if you want a HTPC, you use a nvidia card and vdpau. Hell even a intel IGP has better video playback in linux then an AMD solution.
 
 
-87 #2 Tr0y 2010-11-30 13:48
Quoting Deanjo:
AMD blob which features XvBA is a horrible unusable neglected mess ...



So true.

ATIs/AMDs Windows drivers are already bad enough - but their Linux drivers really suck!

(@Deanjo: Be prepared to get 100 thumbs down from the local AMD fanboy mob for criticizing AMD)
 
 
+61 #3 Warmas 2010-11-30 13:51
Quoting Tr0y:
Quoting Deanjo:
AMD blob which features XvBA is a horrible unusable neglected mess ...



So true.

ATIs/AMDs Windows drivers are already bad enough - but their Linux drivers really suck!

(@Deanjo: Be prepared to get 100 thumbs down from the local AMD fanboy mob for criticizing AMD)












you´ll never know, they might have a fix for all the problems ;-) all though there is nothing wrong with the windows drivers at all, atleast i havent seen any
 
 
-83 #4 Dracusis 2010-11-30 13:58
Look at the ATI fanbois go to town on these comments, it's like red thumb palooza!
 
 
+46 #5 Nerdmaster 2010-11-30 14:33
Quoting Tr0y:
Quoting Deanjo:
AMD blob which features XvBA is a horrible unusable neglected mess ...

So true.
ATIs/AMDs Windows drivers are already bad enough - but their Linux drivers really suck!
(@Deanjo: Be prepared to get 100 thumbs down from the local AMD fanboy mob for criticizing AMD)


I challenge you Troy tell me your Amd card name your OS and the applications that crush for more than 2 months and have not been fixed. I will try it myself and see if you tell the truth.
The moto it sucks is not something to be taken seriously.
 
 
-59 #6 Deanjo 2010-11-30 15:18
Quoting Tr0y:
(@Deanjo: Be prepared to get 100 thumbs down from the local AMD fanboy mob for criticizing AMD)


Ya it's expected. Some people just can't handle hard facts.
 
 
-34 #7 Deanjo 2010-11-30 15:29
Quoting Nerdmaster:
I challenge you Troy tell me your Amd card name your OS and the applications that crush for more than 2 months and have not been fixed. I will try it myself and see if you tell the truth.
The moto it sucks is not something to be taken seriously.


xvba has been broken since day one. It's been out for over two years and next to nothing has ever been fixed on it. Nvidia on the other hand had vdpau up and running in less then two months to the point where most linux video apps were then supporting it.
 
 
+29 #8 Bl0bb3r 2010-11-30 18:57
Quoting Deanjo:
Quoting Tr0y:
(@Deanjo: Be prepared to get 100 thumbs down from the local AMD fanboy mob for criticizing AMD)


Ya it's expected. Some people just can't handle hard facts.



Usually, when you get a lot of thumbs down means that it's best for you to not post anymore.
 
 
+16 #9 Nerdmaster 2010-11-30 19:47
Quoting Deanjo:
Quoting Nerdmaster:
I challenge you Troy tell me your Amd card name your OS and the applications that crush for more than 2 months and have not been fixed. I will try it myself and see if you tell the truth.
The moto it sucks is not something to be taken seriously.


xvba has been broken since day one. It's been out for over two years and next to nothing has ever been fixed on it. Nvidia on the other hand had vdpau up and running in less then two months to the point where most linux video apps were then supporting it.


Okay you got one. Anything else?
 
 
+30 #10 pogsnet 2010-11-30 20:17
I have no problems with ATI driver at all, I figured out the problem exist when you have nvidia GPU driver previously installed before having that ATI thing then you will have problems.

Fresh windows installation + ATI driver = everything is flawless.
 

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