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Call on getting 3D support on ATI device driver for Linux

By yanli64 ·
As interview on the ATI Roadmap promise to get better support for Linux but seem not yet doing so since Radeon 8500 was the last release with 3D support. Any way to solve ATI's NDA problem?

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you can search

by Jaqui In reply to Call on getting 3D suppor ...

xorg and xfree86 for support for your particular card.
also search sourceforge and savannah there may be a project on one to supply drivers for the cards.

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by yanli64 In reply to you can search

It official that there is no 3D support after Radoen 9000 due to NDA agreement, X.org and XFree86

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by yanli64 In reply to you can search

It official that there is no 3D support after Radoen 9000 due to NDA agreement

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here's a howto for newer radeon cards

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rpm.livna.org

by jmgarvin In reply to Call on getting 3D suppor ...

That should solve some problems...You don't have to go through the whole kernel recompile. It is quite easy and painless.

You can get your ATI or NVidia drivers via yum or apt-get.

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ATI support page for Linux drivers

by stress junkie In reply to Call on getting 3D suppor ...

The following page at the ATI site suggests that support is available for newer cards.

http://www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/linux_8.14.13.html

Also video out is supported on All In Wonder cards. Video in/capture is still not supported.

I found that using the ATI OpenGL driver slowed down the overall response in 2D mode so I don't use it any longer. That may have been my fault, though. I had set the BIOS framebuffer setting equal to the RAM on my ATI card. I recently learned that the BIOS framebuffer size should be twice the actual RAM on the graphic card. I don't really play games any longer anyway. If I decide to play with Blender3D, which uses OpenGL, then I will consider installing the ATI OpenGL drivers, or I will use an Nvidia card.

Nvidia has been doing a good job of creating OpenGL Linux drivers for their hardware. Installation is a bit of a bother on SuSE Linux. Lots of reading before attempting to install. Some clean up editing XF86Config after the installation runs. Once it's running it performs really well.

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