linux hardware compatibility list

Jon Jensen jon at
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 
>> 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).
> 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 
just worked.


Jon Jensen
End Point Corporation

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