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Old 08-31-2003, 01:05 PM   #1
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ati or nvidia?

Hello all!

Do you hardly recommend me ati or nvidia for a laptop with linux??

I know that nvidia drivers work fine with linux, do ati's drivers work properly?


Old 08-31-2003, 02:02 PM   #2
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Talking my Geforce just went crazy!!!

This afternoon my GeForce 2MX/400 32MB SDRAM video card just went bannas

It was 2 years old but I don't think is a reason to go breaking on me!
But the manufaturer on the other side is - Butterfly - don't have too much money!

So, I recommend a GeForce (although mine just broke because of the poor manufaturer's quality standards - hell, sometimes the cooler just didn't ran since boot 'till I saw that and gave it a "kickstart") - mine worked fine till the last moment. RIP.

Don't know about ATI, but hell they are all the same made in Taiwan (chipsets) and manufactured on boats (cards)!!!!!!

Anybody got a spare video card and is willing to give it to me for free???
Old 08-31-2003, 02:24 PM   #3
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ATI's self-produced drivers only cover XFree86 4.1.0 and 4.2.0, which means either hand compiling the 4.2.0 set with some cheats to get it to work with a current XFree: 4.3.0... or... using the drivers that are part of the XFree86 project, which really do not at all measure up to the Nvidia drivers produced by Nvidia.


Old 09-01-2003, 03:33 AM   #4
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ati on mac

It's for a mac powerbook g4...
Is not easy to shoose another card!

thanks!! :-)



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