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Thread: What are FOSS drivers and where can i get them?

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    What are FOSS drivers and where can i get them?

    Someone mentioned to me about using a foss driver for my 6670. I am interested in trying it out. I like experimenting and currently the latest and greatest drivers from amd has left me dissatisfied...
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    Re: What are FOSS drivers and where can i get them?

    FOSS = free, open-source software, and the open-source radeon driver is included with linux kernel and used by default. If you're using "Squeezy", then I'm guessing you have relatively old versions of the kernel/drm/mesa and other relevant components.

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    Re: What are FOSS drivers and where can i get them?

    ah thank you for the clarification. I did not realize that FOSS was an acronym. That helps a lot.
    Dell Optiplex 330 | XFX HD 6670 | E7200 | 2gb ram | Debian Squeezy

    MSI 890FXA-GD70 | 1090t | 5870 2gb | 16gb ram | crucial 128gb x2 Raid 0 | windows 7 professional 64

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    Re: What are FOSS drivers and where can i get them?

    Thanks for not being an a-hole either. You ask one simple question on the debian forums and all of a sudden your the a-hole for not just googling it in the first place. It's as if they don't get the point of forums over there......=(
    Dell Optiplex 330 | XFX HD 6670 | E7200 | 2gb ram | Debian Squeezy

    MSI 890FXA-GD70 | 1090t | 5870 2gb | 16gb ram | crucial 128gb x2 Raid 0 | windows 7 professional 64

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    Re: What are FOSS drivers and where can i get them?

    I've been running Debian sid on my main box for several years. I used to post on Debian forums, but I prefer it here for the most part.

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