Don't buy AMD products (was Re: Xorg and ATI card query.)
doconnor at gsoft.com.au
Thu Mar 15 01:08:00 UTC 2007
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On Wednesday 14 March 2007 08:16, Kip Macy wrote:
> Please be very careful. The only real alternative (Intel comes and
> goes) is Nvidia whose driver is binary-only for i386 (no amd64
> support) and has a history for being notoriously buggy. I only buy ATI
> because of the problems I keep seeing people have with the Nvidia
> driver. I have a friend who has basically abandoned his dual-head
> Nvidia card due to recurring issues.
Well, the open source 2d only stuff works for more modern nvidia chipsets I
believe (although I don't have a 7800 or 8800 to test it with).
I have had a few issues with the nvidia binary driver but by in large it works
I'd prefer open source support too but I don't think it's an especially
realistic dream (for full 3d support from a modern card).
Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer
for Genesis Software - http://www.gsoft.com.au
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are so many of them to choose from."
-- Andrew Tanenbaum
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