radeon to nvidia to radeon produces pain

Bruno Wolff III bruno at wolff.to
Thu Jun 3 06:55:33 UTC 2010

On Thu, Jun 03, 2010 at 00:46:00 -0500,
  Michael Hennebry <hennebry at web.cs.ndsu.nodak.edu> wrote:
> 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?

The 3650 uses an RV635 chip. The r600 series recently got 3d support.
I thought for F13 you didn't need mesa-dri-drivers-experimental for 3d on
r600 and r700 chips, but maybe you do. (You did for F12.)

If you try installing mesa-dri-drivers-experimental and restarting X, you
might see some speed up.

There are still things that the 3d drivers don't do on linux, so that even
with 3d support some things won't be as fast as they would be on other OS's.

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