I’m using the standard open source radeon drivers:
/sbin/lspci -nnk | grep VGA -A2
00:01.0 VGA compatible controller : Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Kabini [Radeon HD 8330] [1002:9832]
Subsystem: Biostar Microtech Int’l Corp Device [1565:170a]
Kernel driver in use: radeon
I did install the ati proprietary drivers, which didn’t work well for me since it fixed the refresh rate to 60hz for my crt monitor… so I can’t use the ati proprietary drivers but what I did notice is that the fuzzyness and white glare went away completely and images appeared sharper when I had the proprietary drivers installed.
And then I installed Linux Lite (an ubuntu based distro) - and it also installed the radeon opensource drivers… but the white glare problem was not in that distro at all. I used it for a whole day and never felt eyestrain. I would say I felt the fonts themselves were about equal clearity between both distros but the real problem was a glare specific to opensuse.
I wanted to test my theory again so I then reinstalled opensuse and felt the strain immediatly even with the installer… and then when I loaded the OS up and used it for 15 minutes i’m feeling full eyestrain again that I wasn’t feeling with Linux Lite.
So** i’m wondering if there maybe is some problem with the opensuse open source display drivers **that are causing all the “font” complaints people are talking about at least with some hardware.
I purchased a nvidia card that is on the way, which i’m going to test with both generic drivers and the proprietary to see if the same thing happens.
Totally… i’m regretting a bit not going with an intel based board right now with this latest system.
My last desktop had an intel GPU and it worked flawlessly.
Hoping the nvidia card I have on the way works better :).