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RE: [SLE] Best graphics card?
  • From: Art Fore <art_fore@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2002 10:23:56 -0700
  • Message-id: <D0BE8C2BA20FFD4983B66331766009F86AD562@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
I will have to agree with Patrick, I went through hell getting the NVIDIA
Geforce2 Go to work on my dell inspiron. Although now it is working pretty
good with XFree86 4.2 and 2.4.18 kernel. If I had it to do over again, I
would get the ATI.

Art

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From: Patrick [mailto:tracerb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Tuesday, April 16, 2002 8:52 AM
To: suse-linux-e@xxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [SLE] Best graphics card?


On Tuesday 16 April 2002 10:26 am, Derek Fountain, commented about:
> > I would stay away from nVidia chips completely and use Matrox.
> > Maybe the performance is not as good, but with Linux you stay clear
> > of all that stupid, senseless, buggy binary-driver-only hell.
>
> How will SuSE-8.0 cope with nVIDIA graphics hardware? I persuaded a
> colleague to install 7.3 on his box and was horribly embarassed by
> the way it repeatedly crashed as soon as KDE was running.
>
> Once I'd got the latest nVIDIA drivers in place it was fine, but the
> whole installation experience wasn't a good advertisement for "easy
> to install" Linux!
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Derek,
My guess is to put the blame where blame is due in this case! Blame
nVidia and the graphics card included in the laptop. This can't be
SuSE's fault or Linux, because with closed source drivers, like those
from nVidia, you can't allow for all the quirks associated with their
graphics cards!

As they said in Indiana Jones, "Choose poorly and pay the consequences,
choose wisely and enjoy the benefits" ! ;o) Not quite verbatim, but
close enough that everyone gets the idea. My choice has been ATI since
going thru buggy-binary-driver-only hell with an nVidia card and I
haven't regretted it since. Mine is the 7200 Radeon, great 2d &
excellent 3d.

Patrick
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