F8 - change video card?

Ric Moore wayward4now at gmail.com
Mon Feb 18 16:49:30 UTC 2008

On Sun, 2008-02-17 at 16:14 -0600, Frank Cox wrote:
> I was just thinking....
> In the event that I have to change from the integrated Intel video chipset on
> this motherboard and start using a separate video card to obtain DVI output,
> will Fedora 8 automatically detect and make the necessary change?
> If, for example, I put in an ATI card, will everything "just work", or will I
> have to do a bunch of setup and changes?  Since I don't really have a whole lot
> of material on this computer yet (I haven't really finished setting it up
> completely yet) perhaps it would be simplest to just to a complete reinstall?
> Or will everything just keep on clicking along without any grief?

>From all the posts I've read, ATI seems to have a lot more issues than
nVidia between the hardware and the driver. Sure, there's the
proprietary driver issue, but at least it works out of the box
accelerated and using libGL in hardware. My two-cents. Ric

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