ATI driver experience

wwp subscript at
Tue Dec 27 08:57:29 UTC 2005

Hello all,

On Tue, 27 Dec 2005 08:06:45 +0000 William John Murray <w.j.murray at> wrote:

> > I'm purchasing a new notebook.  It looks like ATI is about the only
> > display
> > choice these days.  I see there are driver packages a livna, including
> > x86_64.
> > 
> > Anyone with recent experience with ATI on Linux?  Works reasonably
> > well? 
> > Hotkey switching for external display and tv-out supported OK?   
>   Hi Neal,
>         I just got a Dell D610 with ATI M300 and the livna rpms.
>  Tv-out works fine, if you are connected to the TV at boot. You can user
> mode switch the video stream between screen and TV with aticonfig.
> I didn't try hotkeys.
>  The Fedora 3D games don't work: ppracer, bzflag...
>  Doom 3 and Quake 4 are fine though.
>    For a DVD, the sata drive means I have had to use Dave's test
> 2.6.15pre kernels.

No problem here, running up-to-date fglrx modules on a D810 featuring Ati
M600, TVout (need X restart when you change the clone mode w/ aticonfig) and
DRI work fine.



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