ATI Radeon HD5500 driver question
wblock at wonkity.com
Sat May 19 14:01:04 UTC 2012
On Fri, 18 May 2012, Gary Aitken wrote:
> Trying to set up a new box 9.0-RELEASE w/ X; has ATI Radeon HD5500 card.
> X.org -config says:
> Missing output drivers. Configuration failed.
> From X.org I see one is supposed to get linux drivers from ati/amd,
> but this info is over 2 years old and
> only allows choices of drivers for windoze.
> Can anyone point me to a useable driver, or if these cards are essentially
> unusable, make a suggestion for a reliable card suitable for non-gaming (2-D)
> X work?
The radeon driver wants KMS for cards later than the 4000 series. A few
of the 5000 series may somewhat work with the existing UMS driver, but
most do not.
KMS for Intel video is being worked on and already being used, but AFAIK
work has not even begun for the Radeons.
> Should one use an Nvidia card with the Linux 295.53 driver?
A Radeon 4650 works fine with the current radeon driver. The Nvidia
cards are faster with the FreeBSD version of their proprietary driver,
...but it's a proprietary driver.
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