From: Norman Vine <nhv@ca...> - 2003-07-07 19:05:36
Frank Warmerdam wrote:
> Gillian Walter wrote:
> > I sent out a message a few weeks ago about problems I was having with
> > segmentation faults when loading project files on Linux in hardware
> > accelerated mode (ATI Radeon 7500 card, 64MB memory).
> I don't have much of an answer, but I am interested in buying a new video
> card for my Linux system and I am wondering what it well supported for
> acceleration with an XFree86 server. I tried getting my older ATI Xpert2000
> card working with Redhat 8, and succeeded after a fashion, but I found that
> OpenEV would crash a couple seconds after starting something like a
> continuous zoom so I have been using Mesa ever since on Linux.
> I used to use the ATI card with a commercial accelerated X server on Linux
> with pretty good success though it had a few quirks.
> I haven't seen the behaviour you are experiencing though.
> So, I too am interested in hearing from people with successful use of
> accelerated X servers with modern video cards on Linux.
From all I have gathered NVIDIA cards work *well* with Linux, unfortunately
the same can not be always said of the ATI cards.
However some folks have had luck with the ATI drivers from this page
This message might also help
Again my reccomendation for those thinking about purchasing a new card for
use on a Linux box is to get NVIDIA as they just seem to 'work' OTB with the
drivers available from their website
This said the new ATI cards look really nice.