Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware
User Name
Slackware This Forum is for the discussion of Slackware Linux.


  Search this Thread
Old 09-02-2004, 11:52 AM   #1
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Random
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 63

Rep: Reputation: 15
ATI Graphics Card and Rendering Linux Vs. ATI


I have an 9800 ATI Graphics card installed and i have downloaded the right drivers from ATI and installed on my lInux box. Seems to work perfect even has an acceleration of 240x with glx wheels. I am planning to completely remove my windows partition because i need some space for better things.

Now here is my fear i downloaded some demo grahics from ATI and i run one on windows (ATI Lava caves) and the other on Slack (demo resides on FAT partition). The graphics on windows is really amazing but it seems to me that ATI suckers the Linux community because it does not look good on linux not even comparable but the grahics in Linux are excellent but this ATI video is not really a hollwood stuff..


Old 09-02-2004, 12:02 PM   #2
Registered: Jul 2004
Location: Milpitas, California
Distribution: 1/2 Debian 1/2 my own
Posts: 189

Rep: Reputation: 30
If you want to save space, why don't you just cut all the fat from windows and then shrink the partition. I am using a dual boot Windows XP/Debian system on a laptop with only a fifteen gig hard drive. I've managed to shrink my c:\windows folder to right around 1.0 gigabyte (after SP2) by doing the following:

Turning off system restore on all drives.
deleting i386 (You can find all those on a cdrom or on the internet)

deleting servicepackfiles

deleting all folders that begin with $ which contain old files that could be restored (be sure to

deleting the appropriate keys in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\uninstall also)

deleting a backup copy of microsoft interactive training

deleting system32\dllcache

Or you could always get a second hard drive for windows.
Old 09-02-2004, 12:09 PM   #3
Registered: Aug 2004
Distribution: SLACKWARE10.0
Posts: 65

Rep: Reputation: 15
I feel guilty discussing Windows (the black speech) in this forum ..

'deleting all folders that begin with $ which contain old files that could be restored (be sure to..'

He means hidden files and folders here.
Go to control panel click on tools and select options. I think its the second tabbed folder.
Select a tick in the box at 'Show hidden files and folders'
Then go to your c: drive and / or other Win drives you use. Commence deleting the translucent folders with the $ in front of them.

Allthough in the end I hope you will delete the whole thing (hidden and non-hidden, FAT and NTFS)...


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Disappointing font rendering with ATI graphics card terracotta Linux - Hardware 0 11-28-2005 09:20 AM
ATI graphics card trouble R¬dical_úD SUSE / openSUSE 1 02-23-2005 05:16 PM
ati graphics card Berhanie Slackware 9 06-10-2004 04:34 AM
Which graphics card has best support in Linux... ATI or Nvidia Stevetgn Linux - Hardware 24 04-13-2004 06:46 PM
Using an Ati All in Wonder with an Nvidia Graphics Card lancesykes Linux - Software 5 02-18-2002 03:21 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:02 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration