Re: [SLE] Best video card, SuSE 9.2
From: BandiPat (penguin0601_at_earthlink.net)
To: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: Wed, 17 Nov 2004 11:10:31 -0500
On Wednesday 17 November 2004 10:15 am, Jeffrey Laramie wrote:
> On Wednesday 17 November 2004 09:01, Joe Polk wrote:
> > Q:
> > Seeing as trying to get an NVidia card to work with SuSE is a cruel
> > joke, what is the best alternative? Are ATI Radeon's any easier?
> > I'm going through enough just to install 9.2 (mysterious "error
> > occurred during installation"). To have to fight the NVidia install
> > is exasperating. I'm willing to buy another card for simplicity's
> > sake.
> I had no trouble installing an ATI Radeon 9600. It was recognized and
> correctly configured during installation. The only problem I have is
> that 3D hardware acceleration wasn't available, so no Unreal
> Tournament :-(( Their site said they were working on 3D accel. for
> Linux but I don't know how soon that may be available.
The ATI Radeon module is included with SuSE's kernels, so unless you
have an unusual problem, the ATI card should install and setup just
fine with nothing more than sax2. There is no need to install the ATI
drivers from their site as it will very seldom give you much more. So
in that respect, yes, the ATI cards are somewhat easier to use and all
of them up to the 9800 are supported with the module included with the
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