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Re: looking for suggestions - radeon display bad



On Wed, 2007-11-14 at 13:49 -0800, alan wrote:
> On Wed, 14 Nov 2007, Craig White wrote:
> 
> > On Wed, 2007-11-14 at 22:19 +0100, peter lesterhuis wrote:
> >>>
> >>> I'm thinking that the problem is the 'radeon' xorg driver.
> >>>>
> >>>> Anyone using this driver on Fedora 8 and happy with the display?
> >>>>
> >>>> Craig
> >>>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> I asked about it on the development list. Your description sounds about
> >>> what I see. I use the radeon driver also.
> >>>   My earlier reply below linked.
> >>> https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-test-list/2007-November/msg00355.html
> >> I have the same problems with the radeon driver. Very bad display
> >> quality. Text is almost unreadable because the letters are blurred and
> >> misty.  I tried to adjust the resolution settings in /etc/X11/xorg.conf,
> >> but after a restart of x nothing has changed. xorg.conf seems to get
> >> rewritten.
> >> I installed livna's kmod-nvidia, but after this X won't start at all.
> >> I never had this problem with fedora7.
> >> Anyone an idea how to solve this?
> >> Peter
> > ----
> > Why would you use the radeon driver if you have nvidia card? that
> > doesn't make a bit of sense.
> 
> Might make more than you think.  Maybe it is and fails and defaults to the 
> VESA driver.
----
which is sort of why I put the call out to other xorg radeon users on
Fedora 8 to find out if any of them got decent video.

I did get livna's implementation of their fglrx driver to run and it
improved things but radeon driver should have worked better out of box.

Craig


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