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Old 03-19-2009, 05:33 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by lazlow View Post
Just to be clear (vs i92guboj's post) pre series 8 cards are not (and are not planed to be) supported in Nvidia's VDPAU features.
That's true. They just lack the adequate hardware support for that anyway.

They have made it pretty clear that this is going to be one of their break points for support. It would not surprise me one bit, once they get VDPAU worked out, if they move all the pre series 8 cards into legacy status.
I can't know when, but yes, at some point it will happen. Anyway, bear in mind that currently the two legacy branches are still well supported and work ok just like the current branch.

Of course, a better card is always better, as long as you can plug it somewhere
Old 03-21-2009, 05:58 PM   #32
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I popped the computer apart and it blew up!
No-Just kidding(smile)
Thanks for injecting some much-needed and welcome humour into the staid world of Linux geekdom! Power to your elbow, man!

Have you actually purchased a graphics card, new or used, yet?
Likewise a PSU?
Old 03-21-2009, 06:49 PM   #33
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Well-I'm on limited unemployment now-but just got a job driving a truck for Salvation Army-so that's good,
I'll get a Card this week and see how it goes.
Thanks for all the help!
Now maybe you can help me with vsftpd Beachboy2!!
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Install Ubuntu-8.10 or some other latest distro first, then you can consider ...

Oops ... I did not notice the thread was this long

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