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I have an ATI All-In-Wonder 8500. Is there any programs or drivers that will let me use the video capture parts of the card in Kubuntu so I don't always ...
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    ATI graphics card for Kubuntu


    I have an ATI All-In-Wonder 8500. Is there any programs or drivers that will let me use the video capture parts of the card in Kubuntu so I don't always have to boot to Windows?

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    ati drivers for linux have historically been awful, but are slowly getting better.
    last time i checked, the official drivers did not suport this but keep checking ATI's homepage/tech forums.
    You know, aliens are going to come to earth in 50 years and kill the hell out of us for DDoSing their networks with this SETI crap
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    I checked the website, and there's still only the proprietary linux driver.

    I've been looking into it and have seen some stuff about the GATOS project. Does anyone know anything about it and whether or not it works and is reliable?

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    of course theres only going to be their proprietary driver its ATI's page. thats your best bet as ati wont release card specs to opensource developers. thats why the free drivers generally dont support 3dfx or extended features such as tv/video capture.
    You know, aliens are going to come to earth in 50 years and kill the hell out of us for DDoSing their networks with this SETI crap
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    okay... but do you know anything about the GATOS project for video capture?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cayalee
    ATI drivers for Linux have historically been awful,
    but are slowly getting better.
    ah SO! - this might explain why Google Earth works like crap on my Ubuntu HD
    but GE works well, v.smoothly, on my XP HD !

    Same card.. in the same 'box', difrnt Operating Systems
    but also difrnt DRIVERS for my ATI Radeon 9550 vid.card !
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    Quote Originally Posted by pcdoctor
    ah SO! - this might explain why Google Earth works like crap on my Ubuntu HD
    but GE works well, v.smoothly, on my XP HD !

    Same card.. in the same 'box', difrnt Operating Systems
    but also difrnt DRIVERS for my ATI Radeon 9550 vid.card !
    yep!
    some people can get useable fps rates out of them and get reasonable performance but i've had no such luck. in fact installing them was such a hassle i ditched it and went nvidia.
    as for GATOS i have no idea, i hope you find what you're looking for.
    You know, aliens are going to come to earth in 50 years and kill the hell out of us for DDoSing their networks with this SETI crap
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    Quote Originally Posted by cayalee
    yep!
    some people can get useable fps rates out of them and get reasonable performance
    but i've had no such luck.
    in fact installing them was such a hassle i ditched it and went nvidia.
    - which now makes me think I should run this box (with ATI 9550 card) as an XP box
    and run the secondary box (in my near future) as the Ubu box,
    and buy a decent Nvidia card for that, when it comes.
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