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Re: debian8 & graphics



On Tue, 2015-09-22 at 08:53 -0700, Rick McDaniel wrote:
> I loved Debian 8. I tried to install it on several Desktops & 
> laptops. I gave up on the laptops & 2 of the desktops because i could 
> not get the graphics 2 work.Spent days & read everything i could & 
> followed directions to the letter & know what? I gave up.Hate to 
> admit it. Yeah,they were old machines,but so what? I have come to the 
> conclusion that you Debian's don't want your software to become main 
> stream. I guess you want to feel superior & exclusive. You win. I 
> will find another distro. Advice. Make it easier for people with 
> legacy NVIDIA or ATI graphics to install.Goodby 		 

AFAICT Debian (via Mesa) has the best support for old ATI cards. Both
the r200 and the r300 drivers are still maintained. 

r200 has commits as recently as July.

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