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Re: [vox-tech] Can't get RedHat Enterprise AS to Install
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Re: [vox-tech] Can't get RedHat Enterprise AS to Install

On Mon 01 Mar 04, 11:36 AM, Bill Broadley <bill@cse.ucdavis.edu> said:
> On Fri, Feb 27, 2004 at 07:18:38PM -0800, Jim Lowman wrote:
> > I suspect that the 9800 is the problem, since the archives show that 
> > usually the bleeding-edge graphics
> > cards aren't supported by Linux.  Everything is fine in Win2000, but the 
> Er, bleeding edge video cards with propietary drivers are supported by
> the vendor, not linux.  Did you try the ATI driver?  It's listes as support
> the 9800 series and supports xfree86 4.1.0, 4.2.0, and 4.4.0
> > Linux install barely gets off the
> > ground before I get a black screen.
> > 
> > Before the upgrades, I had RH9 installed and dual-booted with Win2000; 
> > then I had an nVIDIA GeForce2
> > MX 200 video card which worked fine, but had no DVI-out for the new display.
> The nvidia drivers have been pretty good at supporting the newest cards.
> > I'm going to drop the old video card back in and give it a try.  Also I 
> > bought another graphics card that uses
> > the nVIDIA 5200 - it even says that it supports Linux on the box.
> Or just install without video and fix it after install.
> > Any idea how long it takes before video cards like the 9800 XT Pro get 
> > supported?  I bought that for the
> > "dream machine" that I'm building.
> >From what I can tell today.  Anyone know if xfree86-4.4 support for the 9800
> includes full 2d and 3d acceleration?
naturally it does 2D.

i heard that 4.4 also does 3D for this card, but calling it "3D support"
was said to be a "kind gesture".  it's supposed to be full of gotchas
and unimplemented advanced hw features.


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