What Video Card for 2D

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at gmail.com
Thu Jan 29 15:09:36 UTC 2009

2009/1/29 Carl Flippin <carlf at photocarl.org>:
> I'm running 64 bit ubuntu with an ATI X1900. I am having a variety of
> problems with the video card and would like to know what would work
> better. My requirements:
> - I don't care about 3d performance
> - I want video to be clear and have no tearing
> - Cheap is better than not cheap
> I don't have any problems with using binary drivers but I've been
> unable to get the ATI drivers running reliably under 64 bit. Lots of
> odd lockups and such. At the moment, I've switched to the open source
> driver but have had problems with tearing.
> Any ideas?

To be honest, if I were in your situation I would stick to 32 bit
unless you have a compelling reason to go 64 bit. Report your issues
to ATI, then try the 32 bit system and see if it helps. Report your
results in 32 bit to ATI as welll. Thus, you will help improve the 64
bit drivers but you will get the stabnility of 32 bit.

Dotan Cohen



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