ATI graphics support?
vincent.trouilliez at modulonet.fr
Sun Jun 22 21:32:26 UTC 2008
> What about stability? My first goal would be to have a stable enough
> system with those drivers. I dont currently care about the "desktop
If you don't need 3D acceleration, then just use an old ATI card
with the existing (old) free driver (called 'ati' or 'radeon'), which
Ubunru will use automatically.
I used to have an old ATI Radeon 9200 or 9250
(can't remember which) card, and the free (2D only) driver worked
beautifully. Not a single bug or glitch or artefact or anything, it was
really perfect, "just works". It also made monitor detection (using
DDC) actually work. Since I switched to Nvidia (whatever card or
driver), monitor detection always failed so I keep having to hack
That's also partly why I am impatient to see this new free ATI driver
finished, so that I can buy a card/driver combo where DDC works, and if
doesn't work initially, at least it's free so I can file a bug and it
can be fixed.
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