Got the new Dell system all setup and updated with Fedora Core 4. Today its new video card arrived, a Radeon 9250 PCI (128M) that was a “thank you” gift from a friend for setting up the website for his upcoming wedding.
After 1.5 hours of fighting to get the ATI card working, I’ve come to the conclusion that ATI’s Linux support still sucks as bad as it did two years ago when I had troubles getting FireGL 4 cards working under RHEL 2.1. I finally got things working properly with the Xorg drivers (ATI’s latest drivers won’t compile under the 2.6.12 kernel), but it should *not* have taken me an hour and a half to do so.
Next time I’ll ask for an nVidia card, as I’ve never had one take more than five minutes to setup with their binary driver package and installer.