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Old 02-11-2011, 02:29 AM   #1
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Need video card that works with Ubuntu 10:10


Since I'm having such a hard time getting drivers for my VIA/s3g unichrome pro igp k8m800 built in video card. I was thinking about getting the least expensive video card possible that will work with Ubuntu 10:10 in my Emachine T3104. I don't need any more card then the one that is built into this motherboard. So cheap is the word.
 
Old 02-11-2011, 02:36 AM   #2
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Hello,

Have a look at the HCL here at LinuxQuestions.

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You can get some old crap still secondhand - S3 cards, although beware of old SiS 6326 cards, or something like my old nvidia MX-440 is also out there in numbers. Not a bad card, either, for cheap crap; it does 2200 fps in glxgears here w/64MB ram, agp bus.
 
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Why not run vesa mode?
 
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Why not run vesa mode?
What is Vesa mode? and Vesa for what? my VIA/s3g unichrome pro k8m800?
 
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You can get some old crap still secondhand - S3 cards, although beware of old SiS 6326 cards, or something like my old nvidia MX-440 is also out there in numbers. Not a bad card, either, for cheap crap; it does 2200 fps in glxgears here w/64MB ram, agp bus.
Is there linux drivers for that nvidia MX-440 for ubuntu10.10. does nvidia supply drivers still for that card in my ubuntu 10.10?
 
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You've seen them on ebay? Nvidia use a proprietary driver for everything they did while they were still in short pants, and it's version 96.43.something. Use that.
 
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Almost every card made since 2000 supports a basic but usable vesa mode.

Test on live media https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BootOptions
 
  


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