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Old 02-01-2004, 11:24 PM   #1
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what video cards are promlematic?


Which video cards do you guys recomend staying away from for any linux version? any in particular?
 
Old 02-02-2004, 06:29 AM   #2
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The short FAQ at the beginning of this forum tells you what does work. Once you go outside the suggestions there you still have a good chance of things working, but I think there are just too many cards around to give a comprehensive answer in a forum like this. You could also look at e.g.

http://www.xfree86.org/4.3.0/RELNOTES3.html

for more examples of what does work. If you are still unsure you can google on the video card make and model with search terms 'xfree86' and 'linux' added to see if there are a lot of problems and help requests out there for a particular card.
 
Old 02-02-2004, 12:07 PM   #3
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Stay away from the nvidia

The g-force series often will have software problems, and even more so with linux. I reccomend a good Radeon Graphics card, they tend to be better.
 
Old 02-02-2004, 02:32 PM   #4
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BadKarma, you are just plain mean
 
Old 02-02-2004, 04:42 PM   #5
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Actually, the Nvidia cards seem to be a little easier to get installed properly in *nix. ATI isn't bad either really... As it stands right now, if I were in the market for a new vid card I would go with Nvidia. Their drivers seem to do pretty well.
 
Old 02-03-2004, 03:24 PM   #6
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I'm staying away from whatever your smoking...

Sure the software may be easier to install but the driver detteriorates into absolute crap. Dont belive these guys with their Nvidia cards, I went through two just last year, and my new ATI is boss. Plus for the price you can get a better ATI than Nvidia and it'll last much much longer. As for being mean, well I'm just stating the facts.
 
Old 02-05-2004, 02:48 AM   #7
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I usually install linux in many different computers and I sure you than NVIDIA Graphics Cards actually are the best option. I have headaches when I installed ATI drivers with linux.
 
Old 02-06-2004, 02:41 PM   #8
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Yeah...Whatever

I have personaly built over one hundred computers and know from experiance that Nvidia will become decrepid and unreliable whaile the ATI cards still are at top-notch performance. I also know from personal experiance that the people at Nvidia suck, they wouldnt replace or even help pay for a card they sold me that just burned out after an hour or so of easy use. I have been in that situation probably ten or twenty times. However I have only once ever had a problem with an ATI card, I sent it in, they shipped a new one back with 1st day air and a letter of apology. The ATI cards far surpass the Nvida cards and unless some new uber card comes out from Nvidia, I'm sticking to the guns that I know shoot and shoot right. ATI all the way.

Here, do yourself a favor, look at all the messages that are about Nvida problems here, add them up. Than do the same for ATI, you'll no doubt find about four times as many about Nvidia.

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Old 02-06-2004, 03:37 PM   #9
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"but the driver detteriorates into absolute crap"

BadKarma, what do you mean?? That over time the driver will start to perform poorly? I'm only asking because i have never heard that before. Besides that, i use Nvidia because that's what i had when i got into linux. I haven't ventured away from Nvidia because i have become accustom to installing and configuring the card. But i really want an ATI card but can't afford it.
You could go either way, but i think only the "higher" end of ATI's cards are supported and can get drivers for them that actually perform well in OpenGL. In other words....You better be Bling-Bling :-)
 
Old 02-06-2004, 05:14 PM   #10
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Quote:
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You could go either way, but i think only the "higher" end of ATI's cards are supported and can get drivers for them that actually perform well in OpenGL. In other words....You better be Bling-Bling :-)
Nah, that's not so. Of course, we all would like to have a 9800 pro or something, but my 9000 pro performs quite well in Linux with the standard Radeon fglrx drivers. I only paid like $80 for the card 6 mos ago so they are prob quite reasonable now

If I were going to buy a newer Radeon right now, I would go with the 9600 pro. The benchmark #'s aren't too far from the 9800's and it is considerably less expensive (around $150). It has mega headroom for overclocking too
 
Old 02-06-2004, 05:45 PM   #11
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I actually want to go ATI and in the next couple of weeks and i'm going to. But from what i've seen and heard, they don't perform well in linux (the drivers associated with the hardware that is...not that the actual hardware is flawed). So i hope others with experience with ATI cards can enlighten me.
 
Old 02-14-2004, 11:53 AM   #12
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The driver will slow down and or stop working. You will have lag and graphic problems, belive me I know. If you are playing somthing with high graphics such as Morrowind, FFXI, or HL2, these problems will show up unignorably. So yes, it will stop working and encounter problems. And sorry dude, 80$ for a 9000, you got ripped bad man. I highly reccomend a 9600 with 256 DDR ram.

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