[Sidefx-houdini-list] RE: Side Effects software crashes X windows on SUSE 10.1

Caleb J. Howard calebh at adelphia.net
Fri Jul 7 00:17:42 EDT 2006


FWIW, I'm running FC4 with an ATI FireGL X1 for some years now 
(previously FC3, FC2), and I haven't noticed any problem since a way 
back - over a year.  What problems should I watch for, John?  I have a 
newer NVidia card that I salvaged from a dying machine, but haven't 
bothered to put it in my main box.  I will do so if there's reason to, 
though.

Thanks!

John Coldrick wrote:

>On Thursday 06 July 2006 09:26, Calin Casian wrote:
>  
>
>>Well I think in SUSE 10.2 the X server is based on the new XGL so even if
>>you don't enable 3d Effects you still run the XGL core in 2d.
>>I tried on my laptop which has a ATI FIRE GL 5200 card so I can't tell
>>anything about NVIDIA.
>>    
>>
>
>	ATI + Linux = bad.  Their drivers still suck.  I'm curious if anyone 
>reporting this is running nvidia.  Also - you do install the ATI drivers, 
>right?  AFAIK, they "taint" the kernel the same way NVidia does - but you 
>really need to run them if you want to get the value out of the card.  I 
>honestly don't know for sure, but unless the vendor drivers support XGL 
>directly, I'm guessing you're not running XGL.
>
>	Cheers,
>
>	J.C.
>
>  
>


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