ATI Radeon 9800
Robin.Laing at drdc-rddc.gc.ca
Mon Aug 8 14:39:43 UTC 2005
Robert Bell wrote:
> This is probably my biggest gripe about running linux. I know its a
> vendor issue but its irritating none the less. I'm trying to get GL
> support for my Radeon in FC4. I've tried the ATI driver (8.14.13) but
> the module doesnt compile. The readme says it supports 2.6.11 but doesnt
> say if it will break on 2.6.12 (I'm running 2.6.12-1.1398_FC4). THis is
> what I get in the log for that:
> Next I tried the packages from Livna. These seem to install OK but
> appear to be unstable. Even though my dual head confif is "Big Desktop"
> it starts up in "Clone" and any attempt to change it locks the system,
> and requires a hard boot.
> Has anyone gotten fglrx drivers running on FC4 in a big desktop
> configuration? Is NVIDIA any better? I'd hate to scrap a really good
> (and expensive) card but I am at wits end.
When I got my new computer I got a ATI9600 card as I liked ATI for
years and they had Linux drivers on their site. Good choice, at least
After almost a month of fighting, I gave up and purhcases a nVidia
card. In less than 30 minutes from store to computer I was up and
running with full GL support using the nVidia drivers (not rpm's).
FWIW, a friend of mine that is a Windows only user, and a big ATI fan
is also upset with the latest ATI drivers.
I hate to say it but nVidia but getting a nVidia card can save alot of
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