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2007 Linux Graphics Survey Results

Michael Larabel

Published on 22 November 2007
Written by Michael Larabel
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Which video driver(s) do you use in your Linux system(s)?
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Intel: 13.34%
Radeon: 13.07%
ATI fglrx: 18.85%
Avivo: 0.29%
RadeonHD: 0.99%
NVIDIA: 41.56%
NV: 4.57%
Nouveau: 0.68%
VESA: 3.44%
XGI: 0.12%
Other: 3.05%

Where things really start to get interesting is with the driver usage on different Linux systems. From our survey results with drivers for ATI GPUs, nearly 19% of the respondents had used the fglrx driver while the open-source Radeon driver was at 13% adoption. The xf86-video-ati Radeon driver is popular with pre-R500 graphics cards while recently they have started on ATI R500 and R600 support. Across all Linux systems polled, the RadeonHD usage was nearly at 1% and the defunct Avivo driver at a quarter of a percent. The usage of the open-source 2D-only NV driver was very low.

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How do you acquire your video driver(s) on your Linux system(s)?
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Vendor's website: 25.16%
Source Using Git: 2.03%
Source Using Released/Snapshot: 4.30%
Distribution-Supplied/Package Repository: 60.95%
Third-Party Install Script: 3.82%
Other: 3.74%

To no major surprise, the leading way that Linux users in this survey acquire their video driver is through their Linux distribution or its package repository. It's extremely easy to install video drivers this way, but at the same time, they are not often up to date. Nearly a quarter, however, obtain their drivers through the vendor's website (for the binary display drivers).

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