ATI 8500 or matrox 550?
judmarc at fastmail.fm
Wed Jun 25 18:04:49 PDT 2003
On Wed, 25 Jun 2003 20:48:00 -0400, Will Saxon <WillS at housing.ufl.edu>
>> -----Original Message-----
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>> Sent: Wednesday, June 25, 2003 7:47 PM
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>> Subject: ATI 8500 or matrox 550?
>> Owing to the need of purchasing a supported video-card before it's too
>> for my 4.6.2, I would like to know if the X Window System driver can run
>> fine or not the ATI 8500. I have noticed the driver is not listed in the
>> 'sysinstall' tool. If I choose 'ati' using xf86config or editing
>> /etc/X11/XF86Config, would the card work as well as a Matrox 550 one?
> You would actually want the radeon driver, not the ati one.
> I've never personally used one, but it seems like it ought to work.
Should do 2D fine. The latest Radeon I recall seeing 3D acceleration for
in X is the 7500, so the OP may have to wait a bit for 3D to happen.
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