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From: Chris Walters <cjw2004d@×××××××.net>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] A question concerning graphics...
Date: Sun, 10 Mar 2013 08:54:22
1 Hello Everyone,
3 I have a couple of questions concerning what graphic drivers you use. Does
4 anyone use the proprietary ATI drivers, or have used them? Would you recommend
5 them? I just recently started using the ati-drivers package, but I don't
6 really notice a difference - yes it does say the frame rate is much higher, but
7 I am not sure it is worth losing my framebuffer over them.
9 Technically, I lost my frame buffer because I am using an initramfs (initrd)
10 because I have an encrypted root file system, and a separate non-encrypted usr
11 partition. I still have not been able to figure out how to get either uvesafb
12 or vesafb working through the initramfs. They will both load fine, before my
13 initrd starts, then they seem to disappear.
15 In case you're wondering, before I changed to the proprietary ati drivers, I
16 was using the kernel framebuffer for my video card(s). Two Radeon HD 5000
17 series cards. I did have to insert the proper ucode into my kernel, but it worked.
19 Chris


Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-user] A question concerning graphics... Michael Hampicke <gentoo-user@××××.biz>
Re: [gentoo-user] A question concerning graphics... Volker Armin Hemmann <volkerarmin@××××××××××.com>