Opinion: NVIDIA drivers are a BAD Thing [tm]
Robin.Laing at drdc-rddc.gc.ca
Wed May 19 20:56:06 UTC 2004
Jon Shorie wrote:
> On Wednesday 19 May 2004 15:25, Gene Heskett wrote:
> Instead I ran it as an ATI Radeon 7500 and it works well (including 3d
> acceleration) except for some minor artifacting occassionally.
> At work, I currently have 6 linux desktops with ATI cards in them (Radeon 7000
> and Rage 128 Pro) as well as 10 servers with ATI cards. All are running
> either Redhat or Fedora Core 1 or 2. They all work very well.
> At home, I have a Fedora Core 1 box with a radeon 7000 in it. It works
> extremely well. My main use on this is to play Loki games such as
> Civilization Call To Power, Railroad Tycoon, Alpha Centauri as well as basic
> internet apps such as web browsing and email.
> I do not have any problems with the graphics on any of these games.
> All of the systems at either home or work are running the open source driver.
You keep talking about older ATI cards. The point is an ATI 7500 that
I have at work, works great. Support within XFree86. Newer Radeon
cards are only supported in 2d (in January). Have you tried to play a
3d game at 1 frame per sec or slower? This is the problem, no 3d
3 weeks of fighting with the ATI drivers only to find in a obscure
link that 3d wasn't supported even in the 3d driver.
Believe me, I didn't want to throw a brand new video card away. I
fought and fought trying to get it to work. I couldn't even play
movies on the computer due to the video drivers. ATI even pointed to
an opensource DRI site that did not support the chipset in the 9600.
I now have a 9600 card that I am trying to get rid of. But I am
enjoying full 3d and can watch movies will surfing the web.
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