>I have integrated motherboard PCI video that is only identified as:
>ATI RAGE LT PRO 2X
Not bad, by integrated standards. The 8MB Rage Pro LT is
still the best 3D accelerator you can get for a laptop.
>It works with the Mach64 server.
>But I received a recommendation from mandrake support to use the FBDev server.
>(Meanwhile I got the Mach64 server working.)
>So what are the pros and cons? Any reason to change?
The pro of fbdev is that it's generic. It treats your
video card as a lowest-common-denominator frame buffer.
This means it's a good choice for otherwise-unsupported
cards and new architectures. The other pro is the cool
The con of fbdev is that it's really slow. At least
it was on a Matrox G200 about a year ago. (SuSE
released a real X server for the G200 two days after
I got fbdev working on it. D'oh!)
You'll be happier with the Mach64 server.
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