[ut2004] ATI laptop under FC-2 fglrx problem -- see screenshot

Rick B zajelo3 at cfl.rr.com
Sun May 9 11:12:09 EDT 2004

stuartb at thelinuxlink.net wrote:

>>If you can check the archives, look for a subject:
>>  Weird graphics Issues with Radeon 9000
>>To summarize:
>>One person suggested using low texture details (I did this for other
>>reasons, I haven't seen that particular bug since).
>>This is an ATI driver bug.
>>Possibly use the 'flush' command in the console for a temp fix.
>Flush didn't work for me. it says "flushed engine cache" and it looks the
>same. I tried lower textures in the characters and the world and it
>doesn't help.
>I wonder if I would have luck with the radeon dri driver from X instead of
>the ati fglrx drivers.
>I may be interested in a 500 watt power supply for the next gen NVIDIA
>card instead of an ATI. I keep hearing how bad the ati drivers are. I have
>even had suspend and dpms issues on a Win XP box with an ATI 9600. My
>NVIDIA boxes all work fine under Win2k, XP, gentoo, fedora or whatever.
    Yeah, from what I can see ATI is a very poor choice on Linux if you 
want to do anything more than web surf. If you can't wait for the Nvidia 
6800's try a Ge4 Ti4200 ($85 retail) they are good cards.

                Rick B

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