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Laptops with ATI video cards

On Tue, 3 Apr 2007 10:19:21 -0400
Robert L Krawitz <rlk at> wrote:

>    I would still try and go with an NVidia if you can.  There is
>    currently a project aimed at offering 3D support in an open-source
>    driver.  I currently know of no such project for ATI.  This gives
>    NVidia a major advantage here over ATI.  The project is called
>    Nouveau.
> A lot of older ATI cards *are* fully accelerated in the free driver --
> the Radeon M9000 (R250) in my Dell Inspiron 8000 has full acceleration.
I would probably agree here. My HP NX6125 is a business class laptop
with an ATI mobility. The system is very solid. My wife is now using it
when she does not want to sit in front of her desktop system, but the
ATI does not have 3D so I can't use some of the neat things with SuSE
that Skip Paul demonstrated at one of our meetings. 

Note that NVidia has been better at supporting Linux than some of their

Jerry Feldman <gaf at>
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