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Re: [opensuse] Giving up on Nvidia fx5500 - what other pci vid card has good drivers?
  • From: J Sloan <joe@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2006 14:31:53 -0700
  • Message-id: <445289C9.6010305@xxxxxxxxxx>
M.Blackmore wrote:
> I've given up on trying to make a nvidia fx5500 work with Suse 10.0,
> can't even get it to complete installation using the graphics installer,
> and can't get it to start X even when using fx86config to try and set up
> a basic.
> What other video card chipset has a good driver support with suse? There
> was an ATI Radeon something there, but I recall ATI has had a reputation
> for poor support. Has this improved? (My wife dropped by the shop on a
> trip into town but can't remember the exact model).
> Almost all that seem to be in the local shop are using that super pci
> wotsit, but I'm about 3yrs out of date with my motherboard and haven't
> been keeping up with developments (so can't even remember the name of
> the new slot standard...)

The nvidia are the best supported cards I've seen for linux, by far. They work
hard to keep their linux drivers up to date, and they are responsive to the
user community. They certainly keep earning my business.

I've currently got a number of laptops and workstations with various nvidia
graphics adapters, running suse 9.3, 10.0 and 10.1 beta, and in every case the
graphics capabilities are top notch, and in fact a sine qua non for ut2004,
quake 4, and all the cool xgl desktop eye candy effects on 10.1.

As for ATI, their linux support is getting better, but clearly, they are not
yet on par with nvidia.

As a previous poster mentioned, some additional information could shed light
on your problem. Have you tried the nvidia forums? They're quite helpful there.

If not, I'll take the nvidia card off your hands -


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