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Created On: 01/24/2014 06:35 PM
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 01/24/2014 06:35 PM
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oiilhlk
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Will there be a driver for video card Radeon HD 3850 for x86-64 linux? Since the previous drivers a year has passed, and promised that they would appear on a quarterly basis.

 01/26/2014 06:49 AM
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No, legacy means there will be no new driver ever. However, it's not even needed, as the open source drivers are already better and improve from kernel release to kernel release. I guess 3.13 or 3.14 will even be faster than the last legacy propriatery driver.



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 01/26/2014 09:24 AM
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oiilhlk
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Unfortunately functional free driver flawed  and increase in speed will not be able to fix it. There are monitors spotlight at which the lamp backlight is too bright. Such as Fujitsu E19-6 LED. Monitor settings do not allow to reduce the brightness of the picture without spoiling the image. But Catalyst driver helps make the bright colors are a darker http://itmages.ru/image/view/1455299/ca160bc7 Free driver can not do that, and its developers are not interested in making it better, they are only interested in the speed of rendering images. Rendering speed of images can not substitute the colors.



Edited: 01/26/2014 at 09:44 AM by oiilhlk
 01/26/2014 07:14 PM
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Then you have 4 choices:

1. Switch to Windows 7.

2. Buy a new card/monitor.

3. Join the open source driver developer team and implement the feature yourself.

4. Live with it.



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CPU: Pentium 4 Northwood S478 @ 3200MHz | RAM: 1,5GB DDR 400| MoBo: Gigabyte GA-8S661FXMP-RZ | GPU: ASUS Radeon X1650 Pro 256MB | Display: Dimarson 19" CRT | PSU: Noname 400W | OS: changing twice every week...

 01/27/2014 07:14 AM
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oiilhlk
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As usual, fans defective drivers instead of improving the offer completely change the software and hardware. But why after buying new hardware to use their defective driver , if the driver then earn full ? And there is no desire for such a clumsy software to study me unnecessary programming language like C++ - from his people brains dry and then they can not write a normal program interface.

 01/27/2014 12:55 PM
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It's not the drivers being defective, it's your card being 7 years old. In the IT world, 7 years is an infinity. Time to wake up.

Also if you don't know basic stuff like C++, what the hell are you doing on linux? What the hell are you doing on a computer for that matter? There are consoles made for the likes of you.



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CPU: Pentium 4 Northwood S478 @ 3200MHz | RAM: 1,5GB DDR 400| MoBo: Gigabyte GA-8S661FXMP-RZ | GPU: ASUS Radeon X1650 Pro 256MB | Display: Dimarson 19" CRT | PSU: Noname 400W | OS: changing twice every week...

 02/16/2014 09:38 AM
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Read driver support carefully.  I have totally lost LINUX support for 3000 series graphics.  AMD no longer supports it as it appears LINUX x-windows graphics software interface to GRAPHICs drivers has changed and AMD finds no profit in re-writing the driver for older GRAPHICS standards.

I am facing the same issue and only options are to buy a new case with a larger power supply (400+) and install a graphics card.  My implementation is in support of a Home Theatre PC so low power consumption was tantamount to my configuration (low power CPU {under 100w}, graphics on MB, Green HD) case only has 300w PS. 

We are screwed.

User Eydee,  if you have money to continually upgrade, I applaud your success, some of us just want our viable HW to be supported.  This is about economics.



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 02/16/2014 09:41 AM
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User Eydee,  if you have money to continually upgrade, I applaud your success in life.  Some of us just want our viable HW to be supported.  This is about economics, not intelligence.

Manufacturers want to sell new hardware.  To do so, they drop support for older, still viable hardware.

This is the Microsoft model of support.  Generate software that drives hardware sales.  Eventually, you too, will encounter it and find it equally distastefull.

Peace



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