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I've seen a lot of dogging of ATI on the forums, mainly because.. well it was a bit deserved. But with the latest driver out I now have working (and good I must say for myself) 3d in slackware current.
My FPS is just as good in windows with unreal, and nwn performance is also comparable to that in windows. That, and the install process to get this to occur was really not much more complex than it is to get the driver working just fine in mandrake.
So I'm curious, with the new driver is anyone else, like myself, thinking a bit better of ATI/Linux compatibility. I want them to do better, and it looks like they are doing a little better with the new driver. I must say I'm pretty happy with it so far and while I was seriously considering an nvidia card next, I may go ahead and stick with ATI because of this advancement.
akudewan... as far as I know... none. I mean... I have an Ati Radeon 9800 pro, excelen card... but with linux I can't seem to get it to work correctly... perhaps it's my fault (I don't have much time to try and solve the problems) but I don't think that an RPM driver is the best way to go... I hate non-free software for linux!!!
Distribution: SUSE 9.1 Pro and Debian Testing on Server
I still think for Linux Nvidia is the way to go. My FX 5200 is awesome under Linux, and Unreal works flawlessly, as well as Enemy Territory, America's Army and many other 3D games. The card goes for around 100 bucks.
Originally posted by akudewan If you were considering NVIDIA, then I must say that you were making a mistake. I have a TNT2 Riva M64 (probably the most hated NVIDIA card) and yes, I do hate it.
Ah, nothing wrong with the tnt2m64 in it's day. It was a good budget card that worked extrememly well on linux. I still have a couple of boxes running with them even today and can't fault them for what they are - a good hard working budget card. They are dated, sure, and they won't run the latest games, but that goes for many early cards. Newer nvidia cards are a different matter. They aren't always cutting edge, but then cutting edge is a dangerous place to be, hence the loss of the late and great 3dfx...
Originally posted by akudewan
Btw...does anyone know which cards/models are linux friendly? (cards that can give good performance, I mean. Not the stupid intel on-board ones) So what if I cant afford a high-end card
Linux friendly? NVidia If you want Open Source then maybe intel or matrox, but nothing in the fast lane as such...
I've got what... a couple of tnt2m64, an old gforce 256, a gf4MX440, an fx5600... they are all good for what they were made for...
I'm using an ATI Video Card (Radeon 9700 Pro All-In-Wonder) on SuSE 9.0 Professionall. I downloaded the latest drivers from the ATI website and they seem to work very well on my system. The only part of the video card that doesn't function is the TV in and out. I've never been able to watch cable TV using SuSE. The 3D graphics work well (even though in SaX it shows up not enabled the 3D graphs really are enabled). I can run my 19" flat panel display monitor at 1280 x 1280 with 24 bit true color resolution with no problems.... Graphics look perfect. So, I think ATI is doing a pretty good job at trying to resolve some of their past driver problems.