[arch-general] Is ATI more... "compatible"?

Dimitris Zervas dzervas at dzervas.gr
Sat May 3 14:45:22 EDT 2014

On May 3, 2014 8:57 PM, "Ralf Mardorf" <ralf.mardorf at rocketmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, 2014-05-03 at 10:35 -0700, Ryan Capote wrote:
> > AMD cards are not very well supported under Arch.
> The proprietary driver isn't well supported by ATI, it's not an Arch
> issue.
> The answer to the question in the subject is, no, if you need the
> proprietary driver you will notice that someday ATI's driver for your
> card only is compatible to an outdated version of X.
> https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/AMD_Catalyst#Xorg_repositories
> NVIDIA's proprietary driver support is better. Btw. I always have both
> available an ATI and a NVIDI graphics, assumed one graphics should cause
> issues, I simply switch between the graphics. However, I only use the
> open source drivers, but in combination with linux-rt.

Arch will NOT handle the ATi card at all. It will just handle the 9800GT
with opensource drivers.

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