On Sun, Sep 28, 2008 at 03:04:21PM -0700, Chuck Forsberg WA7KGX N2469R wrote:
I changed to an Asus 3450 passively cooled video card
(ATI chip) but Rawhide still won't do desktop effects.
Have you tried the radeonhd driver?
Between ATI and Nvidia - isn't that most of the market?
Well, Intel has a sizeable share, too.
Fedora needs a contemporary graphics solution for FC10
that works with mainstream hardware.
Hardware manufacturers need to work with the FOSS community or at
least don't hinder us. Intel has done so, AMD/ATI has opened up
a lot of documentation and aided the open-source driver development.
Even VIA is - I think - in the process of doing that, too. That
leaves nVidia as the only graphics chip manufacturer that isn't
actively helping the FOSS community to develop an open-source driver
for their chips. You can complain to them and vote with your money.
My best bet for a 3D gfx card for Linux would be on AMD/ATI cards.
They're going to be the best supported in the long run, even if
nVidia seems the best choice with their proprietary driver right now.
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