[scribus] Best Linux distro for Scribus

Richard eyelagui at adinet.com.uy
Sat Dec 5 04:09:17 CET 2009

If you have a Radeon HD series card you can use the proprietary driver. 
Or you should.

And you don't have an ATI chipset using open source driver.
Or if you have it, you're not on a battery powered computer (working 
ACPI needed).

If you want to use Scribus on a laptop with KDE 4 installed and some ATI 
chipsets and/or certain "x" series radeon video cards you can't go too 
far from the electrical outlet, so, you have a useless "portable" computer.

Also if you like me keep on an older KDE using 64bits OS (4GB+ RAM) 
you'll have full ACPI support, amazing 3D video performance, but a 
crashing system due poor 64bits kernel/packages/drivers stability. Same 
combination on 32bits versions works flawlessly but woth a top of 2.5GB 
of RAM.

Branko Vukelic escribió:
> I'm not a KDE user, but I do have the ATI Radeon HD series card in my
> system. Problem with this card is that currently Catalyst driver
> doesn't work with the latest Xorg releases (xorg-server to be precise)
> and the open-source drivers provide no support for accelerated 3D. If
> latest KDE requires latest xorg-server as someone pointed out earlier,
> then KDE does leave you no choice other than giving up accelerated 3D.
> I don't really know how this could be relevant for Scribus, though. I
> use the latest Xorg release here with no 3D, and Scribus doesn't mind
> it.

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