I am running 64bit Gentoo (of course) and looking at upgrading video
cards. I have an ATI 8500LE right now. I have that working ok I am
having one problem. I am trying to use learn Blender. It crashes at a
certain point due to a bug in Mesa. There is a bug report for this and
it has been fixed upstream in Mesa 6.3. I have 6.2 and since that seems
to be bundled in with Xorg, I think, I don't know how to upgrade to a
newer Mesa. I have tried the Modular Xorg (with Mesa 6.4) but
xorg-server won't build. I went back to the latest stable one. I then
tried the ati-drivers. It compiles, I get direct rendering but X
crashes and complains about unknown symbols.
I am think I just want to get a new card, mine is 4 years old. I am
thinking nVidia. I am wondering what is good in the 100-200USD range?
And how good is the support for amd64? \
John C. Shimek
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