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Old 03-18-2008, 05:53 PM
Enrico Weigelt
 
Default graphic card driver status

* Florian Philipp <lists@f_philipp.fastmail.net> wrote:

> I'm thinking about upgrading my parent's PC's graphic card because I
> have driver issues with their old Nvidia GF-2 MX which prevent me of
> using the closed source driver.

Try to sell it to someone who's dumb enough to take it ;-O

> Now I want to ask: What's the status of the ATI drivers? Does the free
> driver support 3D-acceleration on newer cards? Is the closed source
> driver still such a pain to setup?

Proprietary drivers always suck. I'd suggest not wasting time
with them. For the status of the free drivers, you could ask the
Xorg folks directly.

> How about VIA or Matrox?

No idea about matrox, but via always worked fine for me.


cu
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Patches / Fixes for a lot dozens of packages in dozens of versions:
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Old 03-18-2008, 05:53 PM
Enrico Weigelt
 
Default graphic card driver status

* Florian Philipp <lists@f_philipp.fastmail.net> wrote:

> I'm thinking about upgrading my parent's PC's graphic card because I
> have driver issues with their old Nvidia GF-2 MX which prevent me of
> using the closed source driver.

Try to sell it to someone who's dumb enough to take it ;-O

> Now I want to ask: What's the status of the ATI drivers? Does the free
> driver support 3D-acceleration on newer cards? Is the closed source
> driver still such a pain to setup?

Proprietary drivers always suck. I'd suggest not wasting time
with them. For the status of the free drivers, you could ask the
Xorg folks directly.

> How about VIA or Matrox?

No idea about matrox, but via always worked fine for me.


cu
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Please visit the OpenSource QM Taskforce:
http://wiki.metux.de/public/OpenSource_QM_Taskforce
Patches / Fixes for a lot dozens of packages in dozens of versions:
http://patches.metux.de/
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