[Bf-committers] Blender and ATI

Campbell Barton cbarton at metavr.com
Wed Jun 15 07:31:10 CEST 2005

Hey Stephen
I tried the recent (UI Installer) ATI Drivers for linux on my X800 and 
couldent get them to work, (Didnt recognize my card even though it was 
in the supported list in the error message that followed.) :P
Who knows, mabe it would work well if that didnt stop me, but its the 
first release supporting Xfree 4.4 and Xorg - early days.

I have an NV 6800 also and works nice in linux, NVidia have had linux 
drivers for a while now, and 64bit drivers too. as well as being better 
for OpenGL, Id say there better on linux too, Dual head/linux/nvidia 
also works very well.

- Cam

>I've just joined the mailing group so this is my first communication.
>I'm in the process of building a PC/Workstation and right now trying
>to decide between an nVidia or ATI GPU. I've read in various posts of
>various issues regarding ATI cards due to their OpenGL driver support
>(I'll be running 64bit Linux also), and your efforts to help rectify
>these. I'm a software developer (mainly database applications) and
>would like to get involved in helping out with this project. I'm also
>looking to use the software to educate myself with 3D rendering etc.
>As a result would you recommend one or the other of nVidia or ATI
>(either a Radeon X800 XL or GeForce 6800 or similar)? I can possibly
>help with the development of ATI driver support, but I'd want to be
>using the software for rendering also (is there a big difference
>between nVidia and ATI cards, as far as OpenGL is concerned, with
>rendering in Blender on Linux?). From what I've read so far ATI seems
>to have come a long way regarding Linux driver support, but I don't
>know much about their OpenGL efforts compared to nVidia.
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