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  1. Damaged the card within the first 5 minutes in an...

    Damaged the card within the first 5 minutes in an open ATX case doing nothing but playing flash videos and tooling with xscreensaver demos? I suppose anything is possible.
  2. I stated in my orignal post that I *do not* want...

    I stated in my orignal post that I *do not* want to deal with closed drivers. I used to have an Nvidia card and although the 3D performance with their closed drivers and my 7800GTX was exceptional,...
  3. No software from git here. Just the latest Debian...

    No software from git here. Just the latest Debian Sid/unstable. My original post has all the details.
  4. This has been a Linux household for the last 10...

    This has been a Linux household for the last 10 (if not more) years and I have never had X lockup on me with xscreensaver before; even the short time I used an Nvidia 7800 GTX and its proprietary...
  5. Sorry for the tardy reply, as I was trying to do...

    Sorry for the tardy reply, as I was trying to do what you suggested. As an experiment I did have a 80mm fan positioned to blow air on the X1300's heatsink. Now it's super cool to the touch.

    But...
  6. Those options are not in my version of man...

    Those options are not in my version of man radeonhd. Adding them to my Xorg, they are ignored. Oh well, it'll trickle into Debian sooner or later.

    Thanks again.
  7. Do you have a link to some info? Is this set in...

    Do you have a link to some info? Is this set in xorg.conf?
  8. I can verify very fast 2d acceleration and tear...

    I can verify very fast 2d acceleration and tear free video with the Dell X1300 using the radeonhd. The problem is that the card, being passively cooled, is overheating when playing flash videos or...
  9. I think you might be right. I see a few x1600...

    I think you might be right. I see a few x1600 radeon on eBay for about $30 USD.

    As far as the drivers, which (radeon vs. radeonhd) is more preferable on r5xxx class hardware?
  10. No thanks. I've used nvidia cards in the past and...

    No thanks. I've used nvidia cards in the past and although the performance was great I don't want to use closed drivers any longer. With AMD's recent "openness" I'm sticking with radeon and *open*...
  11. Recommendations on Radeon card for Debian desktop.

    I do realize that this type of question does get asked often, but the state of Linux graphics is always in flux and many of the Google searches I have done are very outdated. So, here goes...

    I am...
  12. Yup, I know. That's why I thought it was strange...

    Yup, I know. That's why I thought it was strange that X would not start at 1600x1200 until I install the ati package.

    Any ideas on the lockups after watching a flash video?
  13. Well, I did get the radeonhd driver working, I...

    Well, I did get the radeonhd driver working, I had to apt-get xserver-xorg-video-ati, even though I had xserver-xorg-video-radeonhd installed. I thought the -ati driver was just a wrapper. Anyway......
  14. Thanks for the prompt reply. I've never used git...

    Thanks for the prompt reply. I've never used git before, so maybe I'll see if there is a package in Debian experimental.

    Thanks again.
  15. Dell X1300 PCI-E (RV516) flickering and random blanking.

    My Sapphire x1300 DVI PC-E video card died recently and I replaced it with a OEM Dell x1300 single port DVI card that I purchased new. The Sapphire was a RV515 and the Dell reads as a RV516. I'm...
  16. Thanks for the detailed info. This makes a lot of...

    Thanks for the detailed info. This makes a lot of sense.
  17. Ouch. So even on really old legacy cards,...

    Ouch.

    So even on really old legacy cards, like the 9800, the specs will never be truly open.
  18. I forgot to ask. Is there a 3D performance...

    I forgot to ask. Is there a 3D performance difference between the open and closed drivers? If so, will that always be the case?
  19. Than you sir, for your prompt reply. I just might...

    Than you sir, for your prompt reply. I just might pick up a x1950 from Newegg for about $40 USD. But rest assured that I will be supporting AMD/ATI's open source efforts by purchasing future cards as...
  20. By the way, what is the fastest card --for 3D--...

    By the way, what is the fastest card --for 3D-- that I can use with the open source drivers? From what I have read, I can't use anything from the 600 core and beyond, correct?
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