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Thread: Is repo (debian) open source driver work with hd 4870 ?

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    Default Is repo (debian) open source driver work with hd 4870 ?

    Hi,

    Simple question but I could not find the answer though: is the open source driver work well with a radon 4870 ? I kind of understand it's ok for 2D but not for 3D... is that right ?

    Currently I'm on Debian wheezy and I want to keep gnome 3 with video acceleration and all effects. I'm with fglrx 12.3 and xserver 1.11. I'm affraid I can not update to go with xserver 1.12 as AMD stop to support old radeon ><

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    The radeon driver supports both 2D and 3D acceleration for that card. You need the firmware-linux-nonfree package for the driver to work properly.

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    And is there any specific xorg.conf to set ?
    Years ago I remember it was not that simple to set.

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    xorg.conf is not needed at all with the open source drivers. You can configure some optional things with it.

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    Thanks, I just kick out fglrx and remove the xorg.conf, reboot, it works flawless ! It is even better than with fglrx !

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