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ATI Radeon 8500 support



I'm thinking of assembling a new computer, and am considering the ATI
Radeon 8500 (or perhaps the Radeon 8500 All-In-Wonder) as a video card.

I'm running Red Hat 8.0.

ATI recently released new XFree86 drivers on their website that support
hardware 2D and 3D acceleration for the Radeon 8500, 9000, and 9700; see
http://mirror.ati.com/support/faq/linux.html and
http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=02/11/21/1623202

In particular, the ATI XFree86 drivers suitable for Red Hat 8.0 (XFree86
4.2.0-72) are in fglrx-glc22-4.2.0-2.5.1.i586.rpm and can be downloaded
from the ATI web site http://mirror.ati.com/support/driver.html

The build date on this rpm is Nov. 27, 2002.

Does anyone have experience with these new drivers on RH 8.0?  Any problems
or issues?

Also, does anyone have experience on RH 8.0 with the Radeon 8500
All-In-Wonder using these new ATI drivers and the drivers from the ati.2
project at http://gatos.sourceforge.net ?

A Google Groups search on "radeon 8500 xfree86" doesn't turn up any
definitive answers.

Thanks,

-- 
	Ron Olsen
	ron_olsen qwest net
	Boulder Colorado





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