Author Topic: Why kubuntu install Nvidia drivers, if the video card is ATI?  (Read 936 times)

Vagner

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Why kubuntu install Nvidia drivers, if the video card is ATI?
« on: August 06, 2010, 02:32:03 am »
Someone had some experience with an ATI HD 4200?

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Re: Why kubuntu install Nvidia drivers, if the video card is ATI?
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2010, 05:50:17 pm »
Most ATI cards aren't supported with linuxMCE or linux in general- ATI just hasn't developed the drivers like nVidia has. Try getting an nVidia card and putting it in.

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Re: Why kubuntu install Nvidia drivers, if the video card is ATI?
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2010, 12:44:38 pm »
Ok fair enough, but why not put the drivers where they should be?
Maybe some ati cards will be supported for low ui MD's?

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Re: Why kubuntu install Nvidia drivers, if the video card is ATI?
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2010, 11:28:42 pm »
Two half truths:
1) There is no question of supporting or not. It's a bug. Why install the Nvidia driver if the card is not Nvidia? Should install the vesa driver;
2) The ATI developed Catalyst for Linux. I installed on Kubuntu, but it conflicts with the Nvidia driver and could not solve it.

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Re: Why kubuntu install Nvidia drivers, if the video card is ATI?
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2010, 09:00:46 am »
I agree, we know ATI is bad choice, but why make it more hard to install by using the Nvidia drivers.
If somebody wants to pick this up I am willing to test, because I have numerous ATI cards.