[olug] ATI Linux Good now?

Jordan Fox vmifox at gmail.com
Sun Oct 24 13:17:48 UTC 2010

I have a 6 year old laptop with an ATI mobility card.  Whichever linux
driver Ubuntu chose works great.  It appears there is no supported
catalyst driver.  I too have been using Nvidia cards where possible
since a horrible experience 10 years ago.  However, from what I've
been reading in the news, the catalyst driver and the open source
drivers are coming along quite nicely.  I really want to like AMD on
this one as they've been releasing a lot of documentation to the
community - without NDAs - for a couple years now and they've
drastically improved their catalyst driver.  I don't know if their
open source or catalyst drivers are up to speed with Nvidia's
proprietary driver.  I think there are still problems with power
management, "hybrid" graphics, and crossfire.  I'm going to try out an
AMD card in my next computer mid-next year when their new integrated
CPU/GPU (Fusion, I think) stuff comes out.


On Sun, Oct 24, 2010 at 7:20 AM, Shannon <ridgid at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have an ati card currently, though i got stuck with it. had i had the
> choice i would have bought nvidia. there is more going on with them in linux
> then with ATI. otherwise the card works fine, I havent had any troubles. get
> fair fps in games.
> I hear AMD is going to drop the ati name. guess they will be AMD graphic
> cards
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