On Wed, Aug 13, 2008 at 12:17:23PM -0400, Jim wrote: > Has anyone had much experience with a 3600 series ATi card, it's the > best in the discreet-video category for my target price/performance, > but not listed in the man pages for the Radeon (non-HD) - only the > 3400s and the 3800s). Aside from that, going for the really cheap end, > has anyone had much experience with the Intel 4500HD chipsets yet? I'm > lousy with other people's code (barely good with my own), but I could > test if needed, if/when I get the board.
The last ATI chip with full open-source 3D accelleration support is the 2950 (RV280), but 3D and accelleration support for newer chips is actively being worked on. ATI is even going to provide the developers with documentation (could be that that has happened by now?). The most up-to-date info can usually be found on the phoronix.com website, e.g. http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=NjU0OQ The driver that you want for ATI cards is xf86-video-ati. But for the most features you'll have to compile it yourself from the code in a git repository. You'll probably need an updated DRM driver as well. Roland -- R.F.Smith http://www.xs4all.nl/~rsmith/ [plain text _non-HTML_ PGP/GnuPG encrypted/signed email much appreciated] pgp: 1A2B 477F 9970 BA3C 2914 B7CE 1277 EFB0 C321 A725 (KeyID: C321A725)
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