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Old 10-19-2004, 10:11 PM   #1
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Best distro for ATI cards?


Might sound like a dumb question, but is there such a thing as a distro that is more ATI friendly than others, or should I say easier to get 3D up and running with the r360/9800XT cards?
 
Old 10-20-2004, 05:34 AM   #2
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Pretty unbelievable to not even get any opinionated replies.
 
Old 10-20-2004, 05:49 AM   #3
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The thing is there isnt such a distro as u could set it up in any distro.

i have a 9600 pro and managed to set it up in slack , mandrake , debian
 
Old 10-20-2004, 06:05 AM   #4
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It's about the drivers you can get for it not about the distro
 
Old 10-20-2004, 06:07 AM   #5
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Is Slack 10 fairly easy to use for a sort of newbie? What about gentoo, isn't is sort of like debian? If so is it easy to use too? I know suse is easy, but no 3D for me with suse.
 
Old 10-20-2004, 07:15 AM   #6
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If you want a easy to use disto, i think you should use Mandrake.

I read in an other forum, that in Mandrake 10.0 ati radeon cards are fully supported with 3D out of the box.
So you do not have to install any special ati drivers.

Rgds,

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Old 10-20-2004, 05:04 PM   #7
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Where did you read this at? I searched high and low on the web and never heard that before.
 
Old 10-20-2004, 05:57 PM   #8
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Quote:
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If you want a easy to use disto, i think you should use Mandrake.

I read in an other forum, that in Mandrake 10.0 ati radeon cards are fully supported with 3D out of the box.
So you do not have to install any special ati drivers.

Rgds,

Cybers19
not exactly. If you purchase the CD's/DVD, yes the drivers are included. If you download community or official, then no.

and even then, I have yet to install a MDK (10.0/10.1) that supported my 9800 right off, drivers were needed to get 3d hardware acceleration to work properly.
 
Old 10-20-2004, 06:14 PM   #9
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The modules for ATI cards are included in Mandrake 10 official although only cards that XFree86 version 1.4.3 supports. ATI is pathetic supporting Linux, but in Windows they are ok. As always nVidia is great for any platform and OS.
 
Old 10-20-2004, 06:18 PM   #10
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I somehow managed to phuck up my suse install by removing the fglrx with yast, rebooted and suse wont load, and sax2 can't fix it, any ideas how to fix it?
 
Old 11-03-2004, 08:46 PM   #11
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Forget ATI. I had so many troubles with Doom3, xmame, X11, Flightgear,unreal tournament, etc.... ATI SUXXOR. Before, i had a NVIDIA, and it worked fine and it was easy to configure. I'll buy a new one soon.
 
  


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