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Old 07-25-2007, 03:25 AM   #1
jacatone
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What is a Mesa driver


I have an ATI video card, but it's using a Mesa video driver. What is that and is there anyway to adjust it? Thanks.
 
Old 07-25-2007, 03:41 AM   #2
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mesa is a software implementation of OpenGL. being software it's slow and generally undesirable if you have a hardware alternative. if you install the ati fglrx drivers drivers from ati then you'll be able to hook into the hardware stuff simply.
 
Old 07-25-2007, 03:43 AM   #3
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Just As acid kewpie said.

If you are unintentionally using Mesa, then it's only because your video drivers weren't properly installed. Google for a how-to because the process of setting up fglrx (propietary) or radeon (open source) tends to differ from one distribution to another.

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