linux hardware compatibility list
jon at endpoint.com
Tue Jul 15 22:48:56 MDT 2008
On Tue, 15 Jul 2008, info wrote:
>>> I have an ATI Radeon X800 graphics card using the fglrx and AMD has
>>> greatly improved the driver over the last year. The performance for my
>>> X800 is the same as it would be in the other OS. AMD has also been
>>> delivering same day graphics support for all of their new cards. So if
>>> you wanted to buy the latest ATI 4870 graphics card it does work.
>>> nVidia has support for their latest GFX, but it is in their beta
>>> driver so don't expect that to work in any distro yet. Phoronix has
>>> benchies if you want to see them.
>> I have yet to get dual monitor mode working with ATI's drivers. Tried
>> the catalyst control panel, the gnome panel, editing the xorg.conf
>> Can get mirrored mode, but not xinerama. Anyone successfully got this
>> to work? Right now I'm dealing with mainly X1300 cards (not too
> I have an x800 and an x850 and no success getting dual monitor to work.
> I have tried 10+ distros and no luck...
> On the bright side, compiz works great on a single monitor with the
> drivers that make Barry run and hide...
I have a Mobility Radeon X700 and it works well with the free X driver
with 1 monitor. I've only been able to get a 2nd monitor (separate
displays, not mirrored) with fglrx, but it works well. The AMD setup stuff
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