Posted Dec 3, 2009 20:38 UTC (Thu) by anton
In reply to: 3D overload
Parent article: Between Fedora 12 and 13
We have older servers with the ATI Rage XL, and middle-aged servers
with the ATO ES1000. I once ran X on the ES1000, and X recognized it
as a Radeon 7000 or somesuch. We have free accelerated 3D drivers for
the Radeon 7000. IIRC I even tried 3D, and it worked.
BTW, normally we run our servers in text mode, not for fear of
getting an oops from the 3D driver (if the X server crashes, we don't
care), but because we only need the console when we boot the thing,
and when it does not react to the network. And then we want to see
what the kernel said on the console, and X having blanked the screen
or displaying anything but the console is not very helpful.
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