[SATLUG] ATI/Trident drivers ok?

Todd W. Bucy toddwbucy at grandecom.net
Mon Mar 9 14:44:20 CDT 2009


On Mon, 2009-03-09 at 14:41 -0500, Todd W. Bucy wrote:
> On Mon, 2009-03-09 at 09:05 -0500, ed wrote:
> > 
> > Todd W. Bucy wrote:
> > > On Sun, 2009-03-08 at 23:35 -0500, Richard Suberg wrote:
> > >   
> > >> Since I still haven't had any luck getting the nvidia drivers to work for
> > >> the card I had, (riva tnt2 m64) (not from lack of support from you guys, I
> > >> guess it is just my luck) I was wondering what kind of support y'all have
> > >> seen from ATI and Trident. 
> > >>     
> > >
> > > the ATI linux drivers suck.  Nvidia is really the best supported 3D card
> > > out there for linux.  It has been my experience that nvidia and the
> > > newer Ubuntu distros JUST WORK. what idstro are you using?
> > >
> > > Todd
> > >   
> > Aww...  Now why'd you go and say a thing like that?  My laptop, with an 
> > ATI Radeon 200M, and an older HP Pavilion 531w tower with an added ATI 
> > Rage 128 (32MB on card) work just fine under fglrx (FireGL). I even have 
> > Compiz effects, wobbly windows and a bunch more running on the laptop.  
> > If y'all will remember, I couldn't make nVidia work either...  (but I 
> > never bad-mouthed  them...)
> > 
> > Cheers;
> > ed
> > 
> 
> I didn't intend to pick a fight but when ever I try to get my radeon pro
> 9600 to work it just barley works and often crashes my desktop.  that
> said I have used Nvidia's since the 6000 series and have never had a
> problem getting the driver to install in Ubuntu.  granted before Gutsy
> this required compiling the kernel but the last few releases of Ubuntu
> have seen the Nvidia card and asked if I wanted to install the
> restricted drivers which it has always done flawlessly.  Even on the new
> cards like my 9800 GTX.
> 
> Todd
> 

that said I have had hope that ATI (after it was bought by AMD) would
release better support for Linux.  thus far I have been disapointed.

Todd



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