On Mon, 9 Aug 2004, Niall O Broin wrote:
> hardware - I've no idea what graphics hardware is in this box, but
> as it's current Dell hardware it's entirely possible that there's
> no XFree support for it.
Unless this retired school teacher likes to frag things, X support
will be fine - XFree's nv 2D driver works grand, as does its radeon
One thing, if the distro's desktop automatically sets up a
screensaver, make sure to disable the opengl screensavers before you
leave. ;) Otherwise she'll complain that the machine freezes
whenever she leaves it alone for a while.. :)
1. At least, nv worked fine with some kind of recent NVidia Quadro
something or another, and the radeon driver works fine with my
R280 (and should support the R3xx chips too, just without hardware
2. Well, worked fine a normal monitor, didnt at all like my LCD,
which apparently is an NVidia BIOS problem which occurs on windows
too (according to the maker of the LVDS->DVI convertor box for my
3. Unless it happens to be a radeon R1xx or R2xx, which do have
hardware 3D, thanks to the the weather channel (iirc - dave arlied
covered history on list before i think).
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