Fedora Linux Support Community & Resources Center

Go Back   FedoraForum.org > Fedora 19/20 > Using Fedora
FedoraForum Search

Forgot Password? Join Us!

Using Fedora General support for current versions. Ask questions about Fedora and it's software that do not belong in any other forum.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 21st January 2012, 06:32 PM
yaconsult Offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 47
windows_7firefox
What's the current state of AMD and NVIDIA proprietary driver support for Fedora?

I've been using an Nvidia GTX 460 with the Nvidia accelerated drivers and have had no driver issues. It's a big improvement in performance between the Nouveau and the proprietary drivers.

My previous card was an AMD 8800 and I often had driver issues back then where special drivers or patches were required to get it working. Has the AMD picture changed since then?

I'm starting to look at new graphics cards and I just want the accelerated drivers to be updated automatically from the usual fedora repositories. So has AMD fedora driver support caught up to Nvidia's?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 21st January 2012, 07:19 PM
VernDog Offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 313
linuxchrome
Re: What's the current state of AMD and NVIDIA proprietary driver support for Fedora?

Have a look at this GUIDE.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 21st January 2012, 07:21 PM
leigh123linux Online
Retired Administrator
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 22,119
linuxfirefox
Re: What's the current state of AMD and NVIDIA proprietary driver support for Fedora?

Quote:
Originally Posted by yaconsult View Post
I've been using an Nvidia GTX 460 with the Nvidia accelerated drivers and have had no driver issues. It's a big improvement in performance between the Nouveau and the proprietary drivers.

My previous card was an AMD 8800 and I often had driver issues back then where special drivers or patches were required to get it working. Has the AMD picture changed since then?

I'm starting to look at new graphics cards and I just want the accelerated drivers to be updated automatically from the usual fedora repositories. So has AMD fedora driver support caught up to Nvidia's?

Yes it's more broken than ever.

http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=155503
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 21st January 2012, 07:53 PM
yaconsult Offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 47
windows_7firefox
Re: What's the current state of AMD and NVIDIA proprietary driver support for Fedora?

Thanks, guys! It looks like there hasn't been much change since the last time I tried using the proprietary AMD drivers. I thought there were all these stories a couple of years ago about their opensourcing some stuff to improve the drivers.

I must say that the Nvidia proprietary drivers have been trouble-free for my GTX 460 and keep up-to-date automatically. And nouveau is a very acceptable fallback - so far I've used it when playing with the Xen kernel because the Nvidia driver doesn't work with Xen. I guess for dual-booting fedora 16 and windows 7, I'll stick with Nvidia.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
amd, current, driver, fedora, nvidia, proprietary, state, support

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Which nVidia proprietary driver? JohnJasonJordan Using Fedora 1 21st November 2011 08:27 AM
Do I really need to install the NVidia proprietary driver? DiogoDTX Hardware & Laptops 2 21st June 2011 03:09 AM
Which repos to add for Nvidia proprietary driver? taytong888 F15 Development 4 22nd April 2011 10:16 PM
REMOVING the proprietary NVIDIA driver Torswin Using Fedora 10 3rd March 2009 10:36 PM


Current GMT-time: 23:54 (Wednesday, 23-04-2014)

TopSubscribe to XML RSS for all Threads in all ForumsFedoraForumDotOrg Archive
logo

All trademarks, and forum posts in this site are property of their respective owner(s).
FedoraForum.org is privately owned and is not directly sponsored by the Fedora Project or Red Hat, Inc.

Privacy Policy | Term of Use | Posting Guidelines | Archive | Contact Us | Founding Members

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2012, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

FedoraForum is Powered by RedHat