Re: Quick poll
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Scott <scottro@...> wrote:
>On Thu, Jul 25, 2013 at 09:35:50PM -0000, Thad Floryan wrote:Hi Scott,
>> The onboard graphics [of the HP dc5850] are shown by 'lspci -nn' as
>> Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RS780C [Radeon HD 3100]
> I'm not sure if Elrepo does Radeon or not -- I see with a quick
> google that there is something.
Thank you VERY much for that above URL; I have NO record of what it is
I installed on my CentOS box last year and by quickly searching using
for 'kmod' and 'fglrx' I found this article I wrote which attracted
some 20+ replies in the associated thread:
Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:10 pm
Simplest way installing ATI Radeon Catalyst driver in CentOS 6
Here's what I wrote [extracted] in that article:
Googling found this page for installing a Radeon driver for CentOS 6:
And here are the 5 steps:
# yum upgrade
# rpm -Uvh http://elrepo.org/elrepo-release-6-4.el6.elrepo.noarch.rpm
# yum install kmod-fglrx fglrx-x11-drv
# aticonfig --initial
Performing those steps 'primitized' the CentOS bootup screen. Video
performance was improved but like any onboard graphics chip prior to
2013 the performance is still lacking -- that's why I have a number of
nVIDIA 9800GTX cards on a bunch of systems (esp. my gaming box).
- On Wed, 24 Jul 2013 22:35:34 +0100
ed <ed@...> wrote:
> Dear list members,One of two: my Core-2 Duo Toshiba laptop, dual booting Slackware
> What is your "go-to" computer for daily work?
13.37 and Windows Vista (ick!), for everyday
email/internet/documents/photo and video uploading, or my old AMD64
3500+ tower I put together for mostly development work on my flight
simulator. It's mostly for programming and development. It's dual
booting Slackware 13.37 and Windows XP. The Windows stuff is solely
for working on M$ Flight Simulator, and a few games. I have a couple of
friends I am doing work for who need M$ Flight Simulator 9/X work done,
which is Windows-only of course.
I have been using Slackware for many years now, I doubt I will ever
change to anything else as my primary OS. It's flexible, stable,
supports standards well (for the most part), and is lightweight and
unencumbered by all the Windows-ish cruft that belabors other distros
> What does it run?
> Did it come like that?
> If not, what made you change it?
> Just wondering, that's all. Personally I scrub whatever it comes with,
> even if it came installed with a linux kernel, I'd remove it and start
> afresh. That's just me though.