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Old 08-24-2007, 11:56 AM   #1
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Apple 30" Display under RHEL 4 - nVIDIA GeForce 8600 the way to go?

My bosss wants to share his new Apple 30" Cinema Display between his MacBook and a Dell running RHEL 4.

ATI said they don't have a linux-compatible dual-link DVI card that could drive it.

Nvidia says their GeForce 8 series will do the trick and I'm eyeing the GeForce 8600 GTS

Just wondering if anyone has used this Nvidia card under RHEL 4 to drive a large monitor.

Any particular "gotchas" I should know beforehand?

- Van
Old 08-24-2007, 05:22 PM   #2
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I haven't used the 8600 with RHEL but I have used other nVIDIA products that worked great. I suggest you contact either evga or whomever is the manufacturer of the card (nVIDIA makes the chipset) and ask them a quick question about it to be safe.

Not the greatest answer in the world, but it's my two cents.

Good luck, and let us know how it went.

Taj Sandhu
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Old 08-26-2007, 10:15 AM   #3
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Thanks Taj. Good answer! I've put in more ram and hard drives than ever dealing with video cards. I hadn't realized Nvidia was only the chip and not the card maker itself.

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