Boston Linux & Unix (BLU) Home | Calendar | Mail Lists | List Archives | Desktop SIG | Hardware Hacking SIG
Wiki | Flickr | PicasaWeb | Video | Maps & Directions | Installfests | Keysignings
Linux Cafe | Meeting Notes | Blog | Linux Links | Bling | About BLU

BLU Discuss list archive

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Laptops with ATI video cards


I used a Clevo with an ATI video card with Ubuntu for quite a while. If 
you don't care about acceleration you should be fine. ATI does have a 
fairly bad rep for drivers, and I would expect it to be worse for the 
specialty cards. I've really never seen them fail in a non-accelerated 


David Kramer wrote:
> Still trying to decide on a laptop.  Still running around in circles
> because there's so much conflicting information out there.  I'm almost
> ready to go to the next meeting, pick someone's laptop on it at random,
> and buy one of those.
> I'm currently looking at the Lenovos. The only models currently made
> with 15.4" screens are the T60p, which has a ATI Mobility Fire GL V5250
> video card.  However, I found this:
> which describes problems with the ATI driver including lockups, loss of
> accelleration,etc.
> However, I also found this
> which describes no such problems.
> Which should I believe?
> Can I choose to simply not install the fancy driver?  Am I only giving
> up 3D (not a problem for me), or would I be giving up more?
> Ugh.  Anyone have a laptop with a similar ATI video card?
> Thanks.  I need to make a decision just so I stop driving myself crazy.

This message has been scanned for viruses and
dangerous content by MailScanner, and is
believed to be clean.

BLU is a member of BostonUserGroups
BLU is a member of BostonUserGroups
We also thank MIT for the use of their facilities.

Valid HTML 4.01! Valid CSS!

Boston Linux & Unix /