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Old 10-06-2006, 01:23 AM   #1
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Best Graphics Card that will work

I used Linux for a while on my laptop and I loved it alot, but then I started to play WoW and I didn't want to have to deal w/ dual booting so I switched back.

I want to buy a new computer and I want it to run linux and play Wow. What is a card that will work WELL in linux.

Old 10-06-2006, 02:45 AM   #2
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I'm no fan of any closed video driver, but IMHO nVidia is less bad than all the others (they also spent more money on their UNIX drivers than all other firms).

PS: I use an nVidia FX6600 GT (PCIX) and I'm very happy with it.

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Old 10-06-2006, 03:10 AM   #3
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Well, nVidia and ATI are always safe bets. Both have full support in linux, but if I were you, I would have gotten an nVidia card. nVidia drivers are often considered being better maintained and developed, though ATI has been trying to catch up lately, which it has done with some success at least.

For my part, I have only used nVidia my entire life.

So, all in all, I agree with jens
Old 10-06-2006, 10:00 AM   #4
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I vote nVidia as well. My GeForce works perfectly and the drivers are in the repositories.
Old 10-06-2006, 10:16 AM   #5
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Also voting nVidia. I have used 4 diffrent card from nVidia on Linux (Ubuntu and Fedora Core) and have had zero issues.
Old 10-06-2006, 10:29 AM   #6
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nVidia rocks, there is no doubt about it. I've never used anything but nVidia (laptop and desktop) and I've never had any serious problems with either.
Old 10-06-2006, 11:35 AM   #7
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nvidia again.. Works well in my desktop and on my Laptop (yes my Dell laptop has an nVidia controller in it !!) Drivers are fairly easy to install, and they work well.

3D Gaming with FPS shooters ? not an issue.

I've run all the latest Quake and UT games as well as Savage and Neverwinter Nights, and they all work well in Linux on the nVidia cards.

Hrm I see a pattern forming here..
Old 10-06-2006, 12:16 PM   #8
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So it appears I will be getting Nvidia.


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