Installing ATI drivers

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at
Thu May 10 12:36:03 UTC 2007

On 10/05/07, Sam Varshavchik <mrsam at> wrote:
> Dotan Cohen writes:
> > I installed ATI's proprietary drivers, but when I try to run the setup
> > it complains that it cannot find the configuration file:
> I waited to see if anyone would reply to your message.  Looks like nobody
> did.
> > What am I doing wrong?
> That's a loaded question.  The most generic answer can be found in your
> first sentence: "I installed ATI's proprietary drivers".

Taking the hardware I have, is there a 'prefered' way to enable 3D so
that I can use Google Earth? (Radeon X1400) I'll gladly do as
recommended. Of course, I'd prefer to purchase hardware that supports
open source, but that will be then next time I buy hardware. Learn and
live, no? In the meantime, what can I do? If there is an open source
alternative, then I'll happily use it.

> People "in the know" are unlikely help ATI to promote their non-free binary
> blobs.  I don't use them, speaking personally.
> How ironic that twelve hours after your message, Intel announced here a new
> release of their free drivers, which will be merged into Mesa and Xorg, that
> support their brand new video chipset.

That's not ironic. That's the reason my next video card will be Intel.
Unless ATI starts providing hardware specs for FOSS drivers.

Dotan Cohen

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