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Old 11-21-2004, 08:14 AM   #1
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Question opengl?


hi i have just updated my ATI graphics drivers for doom3 and now i am having trouble with openGL, i would like to reinstall it but cant find ware to download it on ATI's website can any one tell me where to get it from for an ATI TADION 9200 please or is it included in with the drivers of my graphics card?
 
Old 11-21-2004, 01:07 PM   #2
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Im sorry to say this but you should have bought a nVidia card, ATI doesn't give a damn about it's
costumers (for example they cheated on the 3Dmark benchmark) and don't release any good linux drivers.
On my previous computer i had a Radeon 7200 and i tried to get OGL working with no succses so next
time i made a hardware upgrade i bought a nVidia card and it works great . I think UT2004 is even faster
with x.org then on windows (i have the feeling that it runs a bit better on FC2 then on Win2k).

I think there are people that have managed to get OGL working with ATI cards but that the performance is
really bad, so do yourself (and the rest of the world for that matter, damn MS and ATI to hell) a favor and
buy a new nVidia card.
 
Old 11-21-2004, 01:14 PM   #3
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your better off using the X radeon driver instead of the fglrx drivers. the radeon driver in X supports 3D accel for 9200. But from there your bound to the fglrx driver. I'd also recommand using nVidia cards.
 
Old 11-22-2004, 03:59 AM   #4
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i will give the X driver a go when i find it thanks for the help and i would like an nvidia card, my ati card is from the days of running windows. got one thing to say though this is my first hardware problem in linux which is far less problems then windows! so much for poor hardware support in linux!!
 
Old 11-22-2004, 04:39 AM   #5
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can any one suggest where i can get some drivers for my ati radion 9200 in slackware please? and not only that ones that work! i am going to get an nvidia card but i cant afford it untill after christmas, all i want to do is play doom3!!
 
Old 11-22-2004, 11:05 AM   #6
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Dear Linux user,

Thank you for contacting ATI Customer Care Canada.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Your email has been assigned:
TicketGUID:{--xxxxxxxxxxxx------------}

Please include the above identifier in all future correspondence
relating to this ticket. Note: The TicketGUID identifier must appear
in the message body, not in the subject line.
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Regarding LINUX support for ATI Video cards:

Although we have driver for Linux posted on the ATI website, we do not
troubleshoot driver or multimedia issues in Linux directly. We work
closely with the Linux community to provide support options. <- HAHAHAHAHA, good one
On our website we do have link to several Linux support sites that may help you.
I have included the link below to this website..

Linux support information => http://ati.com/support/faq/linux.html

Regards,

JAY NIXON
Customer Care
ATI Technologies, Inc.
http://www.ati.com
 
  


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