Tim Allen on 3 Jan 2008 11:54:11 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Which video card to use?

I'd highly recommend nVidia over ATI. I've worked in 3-D environments for
years, especially Second Life (which has a Linux alpha, BTW). nVidia has
easy to find pages for driver support (unified) as well:


They just recently released their 169.x package of drivers for *nix which is
a very current version as well. ATI can't even get PC drivers right most of
the time!



-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:plug-bounces@lists.phillylinux.org] On Behalf Of Art Alexion
Sent: Thursday, January 03, 2008 2:38 PM
To: Philadelphia Linux User's Group Discussion List
Subject: Re: [PLUG] Which video card to use?

I had trouble with the open source ATi drivers and a widescreen LCD.  The 
proprietary driver fixed those problems, but I'd be cautious about selecting

the ATi card solely on the basis of the open source drivers.

On Thursday 03 January 2008 14:09:10 Alex Launi wrote:
> I think the nVidia is a more powerful card, but the ATi can use the
> opensource radeon drivers and has full 3d acceleration with them. I would
> give that a try first. It should do a decent job.
> On Jan 3, 2008 2:01 PM, Adam J. Zion <azion1995@verizon.net> wrote:
> > My Frankenputer currently has a nVidia Riva 128 (using Ubuntu's nv
> > driver). I also have Radeon 7200 card which I could install. Which of
> > these cards is faster for X-Org?
> >
> > -Z
> >
> > "O ye that love mankind! Ye that dare oppose, not only the tyranny, but
> > the tyrant, stand forth! Every spot of the old world is overrun with
> > oppression. Freedom hath been hunted round the globe. Asia, and Africa,
> > have long expelled her--Europe regards her like a stranger, and England
> > hath given her warning to depart. O! receive the fugitive, and prepare
> > time an asylum for mankind." * Thomas Paine

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