[mythtv-users] Best front-end machine?

Frans Grotepass grotepass at gmail.com
Mon Sep 5 11:12:54 UTC 2011

On Mon, 5 Sep 2011 12:36:15 +0200
Rob Verduijn <rob.verduijn at gmail.com> wrote:

> Mmmmm,
> I'm still wary about ATI in combination with linux.
> Forgive me for not taking your word for it, but I do need more than
> just your opinion to be convinced to dump nvidia cards that do
> everything I want them to do.
> Could you post a link to some proper 3d tests and/or video
> accelerated video running ati under linux with foss drivers.
> Cause I'm still avoiding ati based on previous experiences (admitted
> more than a year) because I already wasted money on an ati card only
> to see it malfunction under linux (tried it with mythtv).
> Even if you are right and the drivers are working fine for more than
> vesa I still won't buy one unless I have seen one work in the
> situations that I wish to deploy it in.

and accompanying discussion.

and the dev has been going for a year now with a positive backing from
AMD. As said, it is FOSS. If performance is the same between FOSS and
propriety, FOSS is my choice. Note that these drivers were released
about a year ago. Any opinion formed before that is not relevant. Take
that into account when reading reviews on the net.

I have 3 systems running with ATI cards. All of them run 3d Perfectly.
My MythTV box runs tear free crystal clear 1080p on HDMI with sound. 

Sure, I've been using NVidia under linux since owning a RIVA128 running
under framebuffer since the card was not supported yet. The link
between NVidia and Linux was quite strong with me. But just as I was
open to change in the past, the time of ATI in Linux has come. Not
saying that NVidia is dead (although there are opinions that their gold
star code standard is slipping), but FOSS ATI is most certainly
comparible for the same investment.



> 2011/9/5 Frans Grotepass <grotepass at gmail.com>
> > On Sun, 4 Sep 2011 18:10:19 -0500
> > jedi <jedi at mishnet.org> wrote:
> >
> > > Anything that has ANY nvidia GPU has quite an edge
> > > and anything that doesn't is bound to be a "tech support problem".
> >
> > FOSS ATI drivers are damn good! The dark days of ATI is really a
> > thing of the past (for more than a year now!)
> >
> > regards, Frans
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