linux hardware compatibility list

Michael Torrie torriem at
Tue Jul 15 22:11:06 MDT 2008

Brian Beardall 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 file.
 Can get mirrored mode, but not xinerama.  Anyone successfully got this
to work?  Right now I'm dealing with mainly X1300 cards (not too powerful).

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