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SubjectRe: Hardware supported by the kernel
On Mon, Sep 08, 2003 at 11:29:52AM +0200, DervishD wrote:
> > > > - an ATI Gapiccard
> > > I have an ATI card (128 LT Pro) and it's fully supported. IMHO
> > > all ATI cards are.
> > Depends on your definition of 'supported'. Recent ATI cards[*] will
> > only work in accelerated 3d using their binary only driver.
> A couple of months ago someone on this list said that ATI no
> longer provides information about their graphics cards, so when I say
> 'supported' I'm speaking of my particular model, that it's really
> supported (is a quite old model). When I said 'all ATI cards' I was
> talking about older models, because I forgot that ATI no longer
> supports Linux.
> My mistake, sorry. BTW: what graphics cards manufacturer currently
> supports Linux?. I need to buy a new graphic card for a friend (AGP)
> and I don't know what one to buy :(((

in the performance/gamer end of the market, you're screwed.

ATI - Radeon 9200 is AGPx8, supported by open driver (Based on R200 core)
All other current cards need binary only driver.
Nvidia - Binary only for accelerated 3d.
Matrox - Not exactly a speed demon any more in the 3d market. Open
drivers though. Not sure about Parhelia.
SiS - Cards like the Xabre are quite cheap, though unsupported,
though SiS folks did seemto wnat to help at one point, then
when quiet.
S3 - Again, poorly performing, specs/drivers are out there.

who did I miss ?


Dave Jones
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