I own a Radeon X1600, it’s a medium priced/performance card from ATI that belongs to the X1000 family and whose driver support is coming up gradually since last year. I’ve been waiting for the new drivers that should be out this year with the support for AIGLX for quite some time now and I said to myself enough is enough. I already knew that XGL was a quick and dirty fix and the latest drivers don’t hide that they contain some support for it so I said to myself “what the heck, let’s try this sucker”. I’ve tried it several times before but it always failed. This time however, bingo, following the XGL Gentoo HOWTO things went smoothly, even Beryl installed quite well. I suppose because finally things were getting more stable and official. All I can say is… Wow.

(pun on Vista’s Wow intended)

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