[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,
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.
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