Don't buy AMD products (was Re: Xorg and ATI card query.)
sean at cyberwang.net
Wed Mar 14 15:55:22 UTC 2007
Andrew Reilly wrote:
> On Tue, 13 Mar 2007 14:17:00 -0800 (PST)
> Doug Ambrisko <ambrisko at ambrisko.com> wrote:
>> One thing that is a plus with nv is that X has some support for it,
>> whereas, the newer ati cards have no support :-( I was a fan of ati
>> since it was easier to get support. Now I'm starting to lean towards
>> Nvidia :-(
> Does anyone know if there are *any* contemporary graphics cards
> that have 3D acceleration supported by some flavour of
> open-source x.org? Doesn't have to be a super-fast 'leet gamer
> system to be better than a non-accelerated frame buffer.
> Matrox used to have a reputation for goodness (I used to have a
> G400 or the like), but it's been a long time...
> (I'm currently using a lowish-end NVidia card under the x.org nv
> driver, but it has issues (of which no 3D accel is but one...)
Try the 'vesa' xorg driver. It may not be fancy or all that accelerated
but it works quite well. I have an nvidia card and cannot get it to work
for the life of me. the drive attached, but nothing happens after that.
It might be the fact that I have a PCI express card. But the vesa driver
is working just fine for me.
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