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sasparilla
02-18-2004, 11:14 PM
I'm having a problem getting pbuffers and fragment programs working with the latest ATI drivers.

I'm running Debian/sid on an ATI Radeon 9700Pro. I was using ATI's driver version 3.2.8 with XFree86 4.2.1 with no problems: 8-bit and 16-bit pbuffers worked and fragment programs worked.

Debian recently released packages for XFree86 4.3.0, and I upgraded these packages. Afterwards, when I tried to test my application, I found that 16-bit pbuffers have a problem with precision, and I'm unable to create fragment programs. By 'problem with precision,' I mean that when I draw pixels into the pbuffer and then read them back out, I don't read the same values that I wrote.

After upgrading to XFree86 4.3.0, I've tried two different ATI driver versions: 3.2.8 and 3.7.0. No luck with either one.

Has anyone else had these problems and been able to fix them? I'm really frustrated by this right now.

Thanks in advance,
-sasparilla