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September 24th, 2011, 01:40 PM
hello everybody,
I was thinking about buying a laptop with an ati hd 4200 video card. I've no experience with ati cards on linux but I heard that it can be very painful. I wanted to know if anybody has used/uses this card, and how does it work. Thank you in advance!

September 24th, 2011, 01:48 PM
I've used it, and it works well enough* with either Catalyst or the open-source radeon driver. Catalyst gives a bit better battery life.

* - I used it with things like Kwin and OpenArena. If you play games in wine, that may be a different story.

September 24th, 2011, 02:04 PM
I play some older games in wine like far cry now and then. Nothing really serious. I'm mostly concerned with configuration pains

September 25th, 2011, 12:18 PM
any suggestion?