Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware
User Name
Linux - Hardware This forum is for Hardware issues.
Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux?


  Search this Thread
Old 11-30-2011, 09:47 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Nov 2011
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 6

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Ideal Video Card for Ubuntu 11.10

Can someone recommend a few video cards that work well with Ubuntu / Linux in general? Seems like anything nvidia should be good to go, but the last one I bought overheated with Ubuntu.
Old 12-01-2011, 09:30 AM   #2
Registered: Jan 2005
Location: Midwest USA, Central Illinois
Distribution: SlackwareŽ
Posts: 12,892
Blog Entries: 27

Rep: Reputation: 2182Reputation: 2182Reputation: 2182Reputation: 2182Reputation: 2182Reputation: 2182Reputation: 2182Reputation: 2182Reputation: 2182Reputation: 2182Reputation: 2182

Welcome to LQ!

You can get useful information from LQ HCL.
Old 12-01-2011, 03:00 PM   #3
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jul 2008
Posts: 9

Rep: Reputation: 0
yeah, but that list is a year old.
Old 12-01-2011, 03:19 PM   #4
Registered: Dec 2009
Location: Germany
Distribution: Whatever fits the task best
Posts: 17,148
Blog Entries: 2

Rep: Reputation: 4852Reputation: 4852Reputation: 4852Reputation: 4852Reputation: 4852Reputation: 4852Reputation: 4852Reputation: 4852Reputation: 4852Reputation: 4852Reputation: 4852
There was a bug that caused overheating in the NVidia driver some time ago, but IIRC the wasn't in Linux alone, but also in Windows.
To your question, recommending a videocard is pointless as long as you give us no information what you want to do with it. Gaming? Do some professional 3D or CAD work? Or just "normal" use, like watching videos and have your desktop show 3D effects?
Old 12-01-2011, 03:47 PM   #5
Registered: Apr 2007
Location: USA
Distribution: Kubuntu 8.04
Posts: 579
Blog Entries: 8

Rep: Reputation: 148Reputation: 148

still in beta though.

Without knowing anything else about your system and your needs I blindly recommend nVidia because that's what I use. Ubuntu has drivers for most (maybe all?) modern nVidia cards, but in my experience they usually just work. You can also install nVidia's binary driver, which is what I use.
Old 12-01-2011, 06:05 PM   #6
Registered: Jan 2010
Distribution: Slackware 13.37
Posts: 597
Blog Entries: 3

Rep: Reputation: 186Reputation: 186
I'm not sure how much you're looking to spend but my Nvidia gtx460 works great in Ubuntu (and Linux in general).


graphics, ubuntu, video card

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
video card for ubuntu 10.04 Tim Johnson Linux - Hardware 3 10-22-2010 11:57 AM
My first ? Getting a new computer, so is this an ideal time to go with Ubuntu? elocs Linux - Newbie 4 03-16-2009 03:49 AM
[SOLVED] In need of new video card for ubuntu 8.10 ironhorse99 Linux - Hardware 2 01-09-2009 06:37 PM
An Ideal Wireless Card for Slackware 10.0 running 2.6.10 cddesjar Linux - Wireless Networking 7 02-23-2005 12:53 AM
The ideal way to stream a video from device video0 over the internet? brynjarh Linux - Software 1 01-05-2005 07:46 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:12 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration