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Re: ATI 3870 Graphics Card install Query



On Thu, Oct 2, 2008 at 4:17 PM, Raymond C. Rodgers <sinful622 gmail com> wrote:
> Dan Track wrote:
>>
>> On Thu, Oct 2, 2008 at 11:05 AM, Dan Track <dan track gmail com> wrote:
>>
>>>
>>> Hi
>>>
>>> I've just recently purchase an ATI 3780 card (Asus EAH3870) I'm having
>>> a problem setting up any compiz or dual monitor support under fedora
>>> 9. If I run compiz the screen remains blank with a beige background,
>>> until it eventually reverts back to a normal display. I was under the
>>> impression fedora 9 through the radeon driver supported this ati
>>> model. Can anyone shed any light on how to resolve this please?
>>>
>>> Below is a list of  details:
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>> Hi Just wondering if someone can help me with this?
>>
>> Thanks
>> Dan
>>
>>
>
> Unfortunately, not likely at this time. I'm not sure about for i386/i686,
> but the ATI proprietary fglrx driver still doesn't work with F9 x86_64 after
> more than four months without doing some apparently risky downgrades or
> hacks, and I have my doubts about the 32-bit version. The default radeon
> driver that is present in F9 by default doesn't do 3d acceleration, so
> compiz and even GL based screen savers will not work properly if they work
> at all. Heck, I often get lag when scrolling through my email with my
> 3850... Needless to say, I'm beginning to wonder why I've stuck with Fedora
> since FC2, I'm reasonably sure I could get the fglrx driver to work without
> much effort on another distribution.
>
> Sorry for the bad news.
> Raymond
>

Thanks for the reply. My first foray into the world of higher end
graphics card has started off miserably. Infact my wireless card
(linksys wmp54g) doesn't even work. I'm an optimistic kind of guy but
after spending £100 on a graphics card I'm rather disappointed.

I'm sure people are trying hard and my complements go to them, I just
wished my optimism around the latest distro would have been well
founded, I guess not.

If anyone can help me find a way round, that would be appreciated.

Thanks
Dan


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