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From: James <wireless@×××××××××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Re: State of Radeon drivers
Date: Sun, 25 Jul 2010 23:03:09
In Reply to: [gentoo-user] State of Radeon drivers by Florian Philipp
1 Florian Philipp <lists <at>> writes:
4 > I have a quick question: I plan to buy a notebook with an ATI Mobility
5 > Radeon HD 4250. How well would that one work? Can I reasonably expect
6 > Suspend2Ram, 3d acceleration etc to work stable?
8 Well, lots of good information previously posted. Here's a
9 few more tidbits. When ATI video get's older, there's
10 always good opensource solutions to keep using it. Nvidia,
11 sometimes you toss in garbage can, or use vesa or
12 get lucky? Dunno, as I personally avoid Nvidia; other
13 insist on Nvidia..... kinda a religious thing with some.....
15 For example, I have a fanless ATI video card
16 ATI Technologies Inc RV710 [Radeon HD 4350]
17 where I'm currently using ati-drivers. Sweet enough
18 for most video gaming, silent and power efficient.
19 I just got this card, but have not set it up yet:
20 HIS Radeon HD 5550 Low Profile Video Card,
21 also fanless.....
23 There is new support, open source, in the kernel for ATI video,
24 Look here under graphics:
27 and here:
30 So I use ati-drivers on the newer ati video cards, then
31 switch to open source drivers, as the hardware matures or
32 support, via open sources, becomes robust for a given generation
33 of ATI video product. One thing to remember; It's kind of
34 difficult to change the video card on a laptop....
36 ymmv;hth,
39 James


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Re: [gentoo-user] Re: State of Radeon drivers Daniel Troeder <daniel@×××××××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-user] Re: State of Radeon drivers Florian Philipp <lists@××××××××××××××××××.net>