radeon to nvidia to radeon produces pain

Michael Hennebry hennebry at web.cs.ndsu.nodak.edu
Thu Jun 3 05:46:00 UTC 2010

On Tue, 1 Jun 2010, Bruno Wolff III wrote:

> On Tue, Jun 01, 2010 at 15:52:02 -0500,
>  Michael Hennebry <hennebry at web.cs.ndsu.nodak.edu> wrote:
>> *sigh*
>> I suppose I'll have to.
>> It's always a pain.
>> I prefer to climb one hill at a time.
> The Radeon driver and related stuff has been changing a lot over the last
> couple of years. F13 will probably work much better than F11 for your card.
> A relatively painless way to test this is to use a live image. You can
> see if there is enough improvement to warrant doing the upgrade before
> doing it.

After tremendous pain, I finally managed to install F13.
I'm still getting software rendering.
I hate this.
Has anyone *ever* used a Radeon HD 3650 AGP with linux?
If I want hardware acceleration, do I have to get yet another video card?
Is there any reason not to take a sledgehammer to the one I have?

Michael   hennebry at web.cs.ndsu.NoDak.edu
"Pessimist: The glass is half empty.
Optimist:   The glass is half full.
Engineer:   The glass is twice as big as it needs to be."

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