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Old 06-30-2006, 01:20 PM   #1
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Ati x1600 Support


Hey all,

I'm looking at picking up Asus's new W3J laptop, the only problem is that it runs a ati mobility x1600 card. I haven't even tried to use ati drivers in quite awhile, so I was wondering if/how they work nowadays. Thanks in advance.
 
Old 06-30-2006, 10:08 PM   #2
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Read my post about DRI in my sig. It has an extensive ATI section.
 
Old 07-01-2006, 12:45 AM   #3
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Thanks cwwilson, but i want to know if anyone has an experence with that card. IR it working at all
 
Old 07-01-2006, 05:23 PM   #4
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Thanks cwwilson, but i want to know if anyone has an experence with that card. IR it working at all
I recently bought the X1600 as well; having avoided ATI for years because if they can't write a stable Windows driver, what hope do they have for Linux (a competent OS)?

Well, I've been fighting with SuSE 10.0 (and 10.1!) with the downloaded Radeon drivers.

http://linux.wordpress.com/2006/05/1...s-installation may be of help... OTOH, as they did not for me and I've done TWO fresh installations, I suggest this far more viable method instead: reading your receipt and returning the video card within the return time may be the better course of action and say why to the clerk. Nvidia's drivers are so much better in design and installation execution.

I'm going to reformat with Fedora 5 overnight and try once more tomorrow. At $250, the X1600Pro w/512MB RAM is a nice deal, but this hassle is asinine; especially if ATI wants to encourage people to use their product. At this point, I wouldn't... I'm Nvidia for life.

It will work in 2D mode as I'm using it right now. But 3D is impossibility; and I didn't spend $250 for what my previous card (Nvidia 5900GT) can do, sans the occasional video distortion... sigh.
 
Old 07-01-2006, 07:37 PM   #5
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I recently bought the X1600 as well; having avoided ATI for years because if they can't write a stable Windows driver, what hope do they have for Linux (a competent OS)?

Well, I've been fighting with SuSE 10.0 (and 10.1!) with the downloaded Radeon drivers.

http://linux.wordpress.com/2006/05/1...s-installation may be of help... OTOH, as they did not for me and I've done TWO fresh installations, I suggest this far more viable method instead: reading your receipt and returning the video card within the return time may be the better course of action and say why to the clerk. Nvidia's drivers are so much better in design and installation execution.

I'm going to reformat with Fedora 5 overnight and try once more tomorrow. At $250, the X1600Pro w/512MB RAM is a nice deal, but this hassle is asinine; especially if ATI wants to encourage people to use their product. At this point, I wouldn't... I'm Nvidia for life.

It will work in 2D mode as I'm using it right now. But 3D is impossibility; and I didn't spend $250 for what my previous card (Nvidia 5900GT) can do, sans the occasional video distortion... sigh.
Thanks for the warning, that was the only thing stopping me from getting that machine, and I have more options. Thanks, both of you.
 
  


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