AMD Ramping Up Linux Graphics Support

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AMD Ramping Up Linux Graphics Support
 
Over the years, ATI graphics card driver support for the Linux platform have been constantly improving. Now though, AMD is taking things to a new level. Not only have they provided same-day support for the recently released 4800 series of cards, but they have gone so far as to put these drivers on the CDs included in the packaging. This is something that has never been done before. AMD is also working to bring the some of the higher-level features, such as CrossFireX support, to Linux platform.
 
AMD's ability to provide such fast support is due largely in part to the fact that quite a bit of the driver code is shared between the Windows and Linux platforms. AMD is proud of their support of the Linux platform, with the signature penguin mascot Tux displayed prominently on the ATI-brand retail packaging. However, AIB brands that design their own packaging will have to decide whether they will follow suit.
 
Are you a Linux user seeking quality graphics card support?
 
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21-06-2008, 02:54:18

Xtreme tweaker/builder
Hi there been awhile since i last posted
had a real nightmare of a time with my new pc
The story so far is brought all the parts for a really good gaming pc
Abit in9 32x max wi/fi
qx9450 watercooled laing d5 thermochill 120.2
4x 500gb seagate barracuda's
2x xfx 9600gt in sli
corsair dominator 4gb 8500
sata dvd rw's
vista ultimate 32
and everything was working ok but then a friend told me i would get better results by running an 8800 ultra so stupidly i put it in and tried it . it worked ok but i liked the 9600gt in sli more so i took out the 8800 and put the 9600gt's back in now all that went fine i reinstalled the drivers and sorted it all out then i switched it to sli thats where the pc dies it goes to a black screen with one white dash flashing and hangs there i have to do a hard shut down and that chucks out all the nvidia drivers i have tried everything i can think of even formatting the hard drive and reinstalling everything from clean the gfx cards work fine sepperately but when i press to go sli same thing it just hangs is there anything i can do or do i just get a 780i motherboard if so which one thanks for reading all comments and advice will be read and adheard to :worship:

21-06-2008, 07:34:07

gotmaxpower
I wouldnt know about SLi because ive never done it but have you tried to use both of the cards as primary? One of them might be messed up.

21-06-2008, 10:56:44

Warzone
you tried clearing the CMOS?

21-06-2008, 15:00:13

Xtreme tweaker/builder
tried everything i know plus formatting and reinstalling windows on a spare drive just dont know what i can do

21-06-2008, 15:06:28

Warzone
did you try these drivers?
http://downloads.guru3d.com/NGO-NVIDIA-Optimized-Driver-1.16925-Vista-32-bit-download-1840.html

supposed to "fix" the black screen issue but use at your own risk=P

You could also try the omega drivers

http://www.omegadrivers.net/omega_drivers.php

21-06-2008, 17:06:48

Thanh55
And you should try to check that SLI bridge in correct way. It worth to check it out like change the way you plug in now. Hope that help.

22-06-2008, 10:38:26

Xtreme tweaker/builder
problem now resolved all i did was overclock the cpu and put the other sli connector on fingers crossed thats all it was thanks for everybodys help
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