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Old 04-17-2003, 07:56 AM   #1
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Question Red Hat 8.0, which Video card is most compatible?? HELP!!

Hello all. I want to put this out here now. I am a Linux newbie, but learning more everyday due to great sites like these. I started out with a S3 Savage IX video card that causes Red Hat to crash at random times from right at boot to 10 minutes after boot. I then went to the closet and pulled out an old Trident TGUI9680-1 card with no luck, and currently have an equally as old Cirrus Logic card installed now. Yes I am up and running, but this 640x480 is killing me... lol

My main question is:
Which video card is the most compatible with Red Hat 8.0, Nvidia or ATI and what chipsets are recommended?? (pro's/con's etc..)

Your input is very much appreciated!!
Old 04-17-2003, 04:18 PM   #2
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i got nvidia geforce 2 go on my laptop works perfect with nvidias driver nvidias drivers are easy to install precompiled for redhat but for ati you have to compile them
Old 04-17-2003, 04:29 PM   #3
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unfortunately only the highend cards are supproted by ATI but Nvidia with its "unidriver" any video card will work as long as it has an nvidia chipset on it!
Old 07-16-2003, 01:46 PM   #4
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Don't use ATI at the moment the drivers hang your machine
at random points using DRI
Old 07-16-2003, 05:00 PM   #5
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While my system is slow as ass in OGL it has yet to crash while runnign my 9700 Pro... <knock on plastic>.
Old 07-24-2003, 07:22 AM   #6
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what games are you running?
The main culprits are Unreal 2003 and SOF others are
usually stable most of the time.....


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