ATI graphics support?
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Sun Jun 22 22:02:35 UTC 2008
"Vincent Trouilliez" <vincent.trouilliez at modulonet.fr> wrote in
news:20080622233226.f69920c3.vincent.trouilliez at modulonet.fr...
>> What about stability? My first goal would be to have a stable
>> 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'),
> 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
> 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
> xorg.conf manually.
> That's also partly why I am impatient to see this new free ATI
> finished, so that I can buy a card/driver combo where DDC works, and
> doesn't work initially, at least it's free so I can file a bug and
> can be fixed.
The Opne Source ATI driver does have 3D support. It has it for
selected card model lines. But the number is quite large.
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