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Re: ati video card driver problem

On Mon, Sep 06, 2004 at 12:31:56PM +0100, Hugo Mills wrote:
>    ATi have not released binary drivers for amd64. If you want to use
> your graphics card under Linux, you will have to run a 32-bit kernel
> and a 32-bit system. Needless to say, this has made a number of people
> (including myself) somewhat angry.

The XFree86 ati drivers in the gcc-3.4 tree seems to be rock solid,
although you will only get 2D support.

>    I suspect that they won't release 64-bit drivers for Linux until
> 64-bit Windows ships.

That makes no sense since they're shipping 64-bit AMD64 drivers for
64-bit Windows XP:

Considering that 64-bit Linux on AMD64 probably is an order of magnitude
more popular than 64-bit Windows, I wouldn't hold my breath.

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