Don't buy AMD products (was Re: Xorg and ATI card query.)

Kip Macy kip.macy at
Tue Mar 13 21:46:02 UTC 2007

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.


On 3/13/07, Nikolas Britton <nikolas.britton at> wrote:
> We need to start hounding on AMD to publish the developer
> documentation for all radeon chipsets. I for one will not buy any AMD
> or ATI components until they decide to fix the problem.
> Here's the email address of AMD's president: dirk.meyer at
> Give him your two cents.
> On 3/12/07, Daniel O'Connor <doconnor at> wrote:
> > On Tuesday 13 March 2007 05:10, Yann Golanski wrote:
> > > I have an ATI Radeon X1950 Sapphire and I am trying to get X/FreeBSD
> > > working with it.  My system is a clean install of FreBSD.   I've managed to
> > > get VESA to "work" but cannot get much more than that.
> >
> > There is no open source support for this card (alas). It's VESA or fglrx.
> >
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