Video Card (AGP) Selection Advice

Larry Grover lgrover at
Mon Oct 10 01:29:39 UTC 2005

John Richard Moser wrote:
> 'Forum Post wrote:
>>>Will the radeon work as easily?  What problems, if
>>>any can I expect?
>>I've written a 'how-to'
>>( on the forums for
>>installing the ATI drivers.  Let me know if you have any questions.
> i have a question.
> Doesn't the ATi Radeon 9200 chipset work with the open source Radeon
> driver, with 3D acceleration?  i.e. you get 3D, accelerated, hardware,
> without flglx?  I did this on my laptop with the Mobility U1 320IGP. . .

Yes, to both your questions.

I have ATI Radeon 7500, 9000, and 9200 cards in three different 
systems.  They all work fine, including perfectly adequate 3D 
accelerated graphics, with the open source (xorg) drivers.  I don't 
see any good reason to use the proprietary ATI drivers for these cards.


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