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Re: Opinions about Laptop and Debian - Nvidia vs Radeon

On Mon, 29 Nov 2010, Andrei Popescu <andreimpopescu@gmail.com> writes:
> On Lu, 29 nov 10, 02:13:08, Volkan YAZICI wrote:
>> On Sun, 28 Nov 2010, Andrei Popescu <andreimpopescu@gmail.com> writes:
>> > On Du, 28 nov 10, 13:41:52, Volkan YAZICI wrote:
>> >> I have a ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4500 Series VGA controller. It's binary
>> >> drivers are miserably useless. (Even scrolling in Firefox lags.) Hence,
>> >
>> > While I don't like the ATI binary drivers this is not normal. Do you 
>> > have firmware-linux-nonfree installed?
>> No. It's not needed. I downloaded the ati-foo-bar-baz.bin directly from
>> the ATI website. It installs the precompiled modules and any required
>> firmware files.
> My brother's laptop has the same (or a very similar) card, but 3d 
> performance is satisfactory. Did you check you dmesg and Xorg.0.log for 
> errors? Does 'glxinfo | grep rendering' show
> direct rendering: Yes

I didn't play with the settings that much. But here[1] is a related bug
report. It is a little bit dated, but I reproduced the exactly same


[1] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=454186

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