suggestions for hardware

Dale Stein dstein2000 at gmail.com
Wed Dec 20 16:19:03 PST 2006


On 12/20/06, Wonkey Donkey <wonkey_donkey at blueyonder.co.uk> wrote:
>
>
> Jaqui Greenlees wrote:
> > --- Colin Dean <cdean at cs.westminster.edu> wrote:
> >
> >> Jaqui Greenlees wrote:
> >>> * 512MB DDR-II  PC4200 RAM
> >>
> >> You're definitely going to want to add another 512
> >> MB stick.
> >
> > maybe, since I don't really do much multimedia stuff
> > with my systems, most often just cli use, I rarely use
> > even 256 mb up. :)
> >
> >>
> >>> * ASUS Nvidia 6200TC/64256/ 256MB PCI-E
> >>> ( change this because of spotty nvidia support for
> >>> linux )
> >>
> >> I was under the impression that nVidia's Linux
> >> support trumps all of its
> >> competitors, as both the open source and binary
> >> drivers are far superior
> >> to the ATI ones. Has that recently changed?
> >
> > I've always seen nvidia problem questions on linux
> > support forums, and rarely seen ati problem questions.
> > I also have been using an ati rage 128 xl video card
> > for years with both xfree86 and xorg and never had a
> > single issue with it.
> > [ default xfree86 / xorg ati drivers function
> > perfectly, giving 1280 by 1024 at 24 bit depth and 75
> > Hz refresh ]
> >
> > I know nvidia's proprietary drivers work, for majority
> > of functionality, but have heard that they are a
> > problem for installation and configuration.
> >
>
> Jaqui,
>
> FWIW I have been using nVidia under Linux for a long time now, and in terms
> of installation and configuration, they really aren't too troublesome at
> all.
>
> They have certainly changed a lot from a few years ago when getting them to
> work was an art form in itself.
>
> If you, or indeed anybody else needs any help getting them setup, please
> feel free to message me. I'm always happy to help.
>
> Regards.
>
> Steve.
>
>
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for info on some of ati cards see
http://www.die.net/doc/linux/man/man4/radeon.4.html

I am using a 9200 board and it works ok but is slow for gaming.   My
next card will not be a ati card though.
Dale



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