Re: [opensuse] ATI question
- From: Felix Miata <mrmazda@xxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 07 May 2009 03:49:51 -0400
On 2009/05/07 07:36 (GMT+0200) Roger Oberholtzer composed:
I wonder how far back Nvidia support goes? I recall a legacy driver that
kept support for older cards at some level. Of course, that means that
the cards were at least still supported at a level equivalent to when
they were purchased. ATI, OTOH, simply dropped their 'older' cards
You guys seem to have a funny notion of the meaning of legacy support. Why
should ATI provide proprietary driver support for old chips when the open
source drivers get the job done?
OTOH, you NVidia users ought to check for *real* legacy support. Which, if
any, of these are supported by your NVidia card?:
109h 132x25 text
10Ah 132x43 text
10Bh 132x50 text
10Ch 132x60 text
Unless using a "legacy" card, likely none.
In contrast, ATI had proprietary 132 column text modes before the VESA spec
offered any, and every ATI card I've checked continues to support both its
proprietary modes, and at least one of the VESA modes.
I run a DOS spreadsheet in 132 column mode 24/7. Without ATI, I doubt would
be able to with a PCIe card. For support from anything other than ATI I'd
have to have a PCI slot or an ISA slot for the gfxcard.
"A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man
keeps himself under control." Proverbs 29:11 NIV
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