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Well having problems getting ubuntu 7.04 and Fedora 7 installed, problem I believe is due to Ati x1800 graphics card. Just wondering if there are any linux versions out that would work without having to try to screw around with xorg file. I'm almost at the point of trying to find someone to trade my ati card for an nvidia. lmk, thanks.
     
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Yeah, the X series from ATI are a pain to setup on Ubuntu. But the 9xxx series are great
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Well having problems getting ubuntu 7.04 and Fedora 7 installed, problem I believe is due to Ati x1800 graphics card. Just wondering if there are any linux versions out that would work without having to try to screw around with xorg file. I'm almost at the point of trying to find someone to trade my ati card for an nvidia. lmk, thanks.
Different distros will not be much easier/different to configure a GPU with. ATi users are pretty much stuck
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Different distros will not be much easier/different to configure a GPU with. ATi users are pretty much stuck
True. ATI does not want to share it's drivers source codes with the "Open Source" society, and Linux users are not made capable to develop good drivers for some of their cards
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no your ATI drivers are the problem.

Just as above no "open support"

ANyways get an nvidia
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What are you using to get your card's drivers? Fglrx is the only driver that will give that card 3D acceleration. The installations process will vary with each individual distro, but it's not that hard. Some distros have their own pre-compiled fglrx package in their repos available for download (like Fedora and Ubuntu), which may or may not make things easier for you.

http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Main_Page
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It took me about 5 minutes to install ATI drivers and get 3d support using fglrx in Ubuntu. I am actually surprised at how easy and good the performance is.
    
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It took me about 5 minutes to install ATI drivers and get 3d support using fglrx in Ubuntu. I am actually surprised at how easy and good the performance is.

It's not that hard, really. It's just the traditional "****, ATI, RUNNNNNN!". But meh, what you gonna do?
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Originally Posted by Wheezy Baby View Post
It took me about 5 minutes to install ATI drivers and get 3d support using fglrx in Ubuntu. I am actually surprised at how easy and good the performance is.
I take it you're using XGL or just not using beryl at all

The problem is not that the ATi drivers are hard to install, just that they don't do anything that was developed after 1990
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Just gotta prove them wrong. I mean, I have ATI and I can run every single game I could at the same settings as Windows and also I got Beryl+XGL working perfectly. It only takes a few moments to settle down, read a little, and download.
    
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