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#1 2003-12-06 03:06:30

kritoke
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How are ATI drivers in Linux?

I have been running mainly my nvidia cards and their decent proprietary drivers.  How do the ATI drivers compare?  Reason why is because I am debating on upgrading to an ATI card.

Kritoke


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#2 2003-12-06 21:11:02

dp
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Re: How are ATI drivers in Linux?

i know that

"ATI FireGL 7800 64M" (in a thinkpad) and
"ATI Radeon 9200 128M" (as third graphics adapter on a server besides an old trident3d and a onboard chip)

runs perfectly with "radeon" in the 2.4.23 kernel (but not with 2.4.22 because this kernel has an old gatos-radeon-module)


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#3 2003-12-06 21:52:07

phunni
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Re: How are ATI drivers in Linux?

Once I got my ATI 2800 pro running (a little bit of work) it's runs beautifully.  IMHO ATI offer better value for money than Nvidia in terms of the power available

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#4 2003-12-08 07:46:22

LB06
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Re: How are ATI drivers in Linux?

Has anyone compared ATI's proprietary drivers with the OpenSource radeon module?

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#5 2003-12-08 14:17:30

DanEE
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Re: How are ATI drivers in Linux?

Someone made some benchmarks between the different ATI-Drivers for Linux:
http://homepage.hispeed.ch/rscheidegger … oct03.html

I'm using the binary drivers from ATI (without even testing the others). I'm quite happy with them!

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#6 2003-12-08 18:03:02

dp
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Re: How are ATI drivers in Linux?

LB06 wrote:

Has anyone compared ATI's proprietary drivers with the OpenSource radeon module?

well, call me lazy, but i'm content with the kernel-builtin radeon (2.4.23) ... it renders in celestia and stellarium fast (... maybe when i come to more complicated games than bzflag or tuxracer, i will have a look at something "binary") :-)


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#7 2003-12-08 18:29:46

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Re: How are ATI drivers in Linux?

I play ET with no problems using the xfree86 distributed radeon drivers.


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#8 2004-07-13 08:46:57

phunni
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Re: How are ATI drivers in Linux?

dp wrote:
LB06 wrote:

Has anyone compared ATI's proprietary drivers with the OpenSource radeon module?

well, call me lazy, but i'm content with the kernel-builtin radeon (2.4.23) ... it renders in celestia and stellarium fast (... maybe when i come to more complicated games than bzflag or tuxracer, i will have a look at something "binary") :-)

how do you get the buitin modules to work?  I have recompiled my kernel and also compiled radeon as a module, but can't now figure out how to get X (x.org) to use that driver - I currently don't have direct rendering...

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