Re: [linux-dell-laptops] Re: OT: Radeon Mobility Driver
- --- S�ren_Madsen <Soeren@...> wrote:
> --- In email@example.com, GusOops, I lied, it is an ATI Rage, not a Radeon...
> <web_raptor.geo@y...> wrote:
> > This is a slightly off-topic question, as the
> > in question is an IBM. Still, someone might be
> able to
> > help me. I have no experience with Radeon cards
> > Linux.
> > I have a Thinkpad A20m with a video card that
> > reports as "ATI Rage Mobility P/M AGP 2x"
> > I looked on ATI's website and they say to look to
> > vendor for drivers. I looked at IBM's website and
> > don't have any Linux drivers that I was able to
> > for this card.
> > Anyone with Linux/Radeon experience, help would be
> > greatly appreciated. X is running fine, but is
> > the generic VESA drivers.
> I used the VESA driver for a long time with my
> Radeon 9k on I8200 and
> it worked great. I have now switched to the ati
> driver, and I can not
> see any significant difference, except glxgears runs
> much better, but
> desktop performance is about the same.
> Kind Regards,
> S�ren Madsen
Anyways, I don't have any experience with ATI, but I
noticed that my laptop generally is more responsive in
X if I have the actual nVidia driver running instead
of the generic 'nv' one. Of course, I don't have any
GL support with the nv driver, too.
I can live with the VESA driver on the IBM. I'd like
to see if actual drivers would help it out since it's
a bit of an older machine (P3 700MHz... not bad, but
not exactly a speed demon either).
I'll see if I can google some Rage drivers.
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