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Re: Why I left Debian

On Sunday 29 October 2006 06:29, Karl Goetz wrote:
> Bruno wrote:
> > On Sunday 29 October 2006 02:14, Damon L. Chesser wrote:
> > ...
> >
> >>> I 'll say that Debian detect correctly the hardware on my laptob
> >>> (Dell Aspire 9100). Except, it seems, video card ATI Radeon x600
> >>> for which I had to install different stuffs fglrx and ati as it
> >>> was not able to do 3D.
> >>>
> >>> But I'm not sure about that because I have the feeling that 3D
> >>> support is in fact not included in the standard etch
> >>> reposititories (but I might be wrong on this last asumption...)
> >>>
> >>> Bruno
> >>
> >> No, you are right, but as far as I know, it is NOT included by
> >> default in any Linux.  Nos Suse, not FC, not Ubuntu, not Debian,
> >> not any I have tried.
> >
> > Hummm...I'm not sure about this : in fact I just installed KUbuntu
> > 6.06 on my laptop and found 'DRI enabled' (in Xorg.0.log) which
> > should confirm (correct me if I'm wrong) that 3d is available.
> >
> > Bruno
> Ubuntu ships Nvidia and ATI binary drivers (infact all of
> linux-restricted-modules-*) on the install cds, its installed by
> default. kk

Maybe in Edgy, but that didn't happen on my system when I installed 
Dapper.  Ubunutu, like many distros, focuses on the free software.  I 
had to go to a separate non-free one for Flash, Acrobat, and the NVidia 
drivers.  When I did the first install of the full system, I tested my 
card with a game that slows down the entire system if the NVidia 
drivers are not installed and it brought my system to a crawl.  I quit 
it, added the non-free repository, installed the NVidia drivers, 
restarted X, and the game ran fine.


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