ATI and Linux compatibility
Hi! I've been researching for hardware to buy a new computer. As I only use Linux but never used any ATI graphic card and a friend of mine said a while ago the combination is by any means no good, I wondered if the scenario changed over the years. Searching on internet, found AMD website FAQ, which states that "ATI Proprietary Linux driver currently supports Radeon 8500 and later AGP or PCI Express graphics products" (http://ati.amd.com/products/catalyst/linux.html#2)
You, Linux users, owners of ATI cards, would you please tell if it's possible to do the combination Linux/ATI and still play performance demanding games (on wine and natively)?
I searched but couldn't find useful and **updated** material on internet. Most of material are from past 5 years!!
Thanks in advance,
there are no problems @ nativ games.
Originally Posted by dmrauss
wine yes there are known bugs and some bug they cant fix it.
for example 16bit color format old games need this!
but the catalyst driver can only handle 24/32bit ..
other problems: GL_ARB_map_buffer_range
for exampel the menu of starcraft2 is corrupted
i think nvidia and amd have some problems to get this openGL extension right.
i think they fix some openGL bugs in 10-5 and 10-6 catalyst.
if you wana have a good start wait for the catalyst 10-6 driver the direct2D 2D acceleration will bring you a good desktop feeling.
in my testings wine version 1.1.37 is the last good one for ati/amd cards…..
wine-gid 1.1.45 do have some good bugfixes for exampel oblivion start again.
after my farcry regession testing i now do the same for herosIII
its very importend to buy amd hardware and fill bugreports !
in my point of view nvidia is only better supportet because more users use them @ linux and do bugreports to codewavers and winehq,,,,
though the fglrx driver doesnt seem to redirect fullscreen opengl applications, which can lead to annoying behavior, but is easily worked around in most cases
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Originally Posted by bridgman
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OK, thanks. If you can still navigate to the page then we should be keeping it up to date. Good catch.
Well the ati-installer is really not good for distributions with lots of hacks, do NEVER run it on u 10.04! Hopefully the package creation is working with 10-5 again without extra patching - but out of the box kernel .33/.34 support may take even longer... Especially on 64 bit systems the ati-installer does only pure crap.