LinuxQuestions.org
Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware
User Name
Password
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?

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 04-17-2003, 07:56 AM   #1
mockj
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Apr 2003
Location: Wichita, KS
Distribution: Red Hat 8.0
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
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
nakkaya
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Jan 2003
Location: Turkey&USA
Distribution: Emacs and linux is its device driver(Slackware,redhat)
Posts: 1,398

Rep: Reputation: 45
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
Rodcl
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2002
Location: Manchester, England
Distribution: Slackware 9.1
Posts: 113

Rep: Reputation: 15
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
malcidragon
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2002
Location: Leeds UK
Distribution: Fedora Core 3
Posts: 67

Rep: Reputation: 15
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
e1v!$
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Distribution: RedHat 9.0
Posts: 20

Rep: Reputation: 0
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
malcidragon
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2002
Location: Leeds UK
Distribution: Fedora Core 3
Posts: 67

Rep: Reputation: 15
what games are you running?
The main culprits are Unreal 2003 and SOF others are
usually stable most of the time.....
 
  


Reply


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
Trying to install x800 video card on Red Hat 9 Mr. Mojo Risin Linux - Hardware 7 06-02-2005 02:20 AM
Red Hat 6.1 Video Card asharma5_new Red Hat 1 01-23-2005 01:09 AM
Red Hat 9 Install Issue (Video Card) bshelton Red Hat 4 12-03-2003 10:40 AM
Red Hat 7.3 Video card problems aqwabawks Linux - Newbie 1 11-22-2003 04:07 PM
intel 740 video card & Red Hat 9 GAZ082 Linux - Distributions 0 06-05-2003 12:21 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:26 AM.

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