[BALU] Any Graphic Card suggestions?

Mr. Panzer panzermkz at hotmail.com
Wed Oct 29 14:16:03 CDT 2008


that COD5 requirement will mean a mid to high end card.  Don't worry.


Panzer

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Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2008 15:04:41 -0400
From: z.b.longladder at gmail.com
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Subject: Re: [BALU] Any Graphic Card suggestions?

I'd go with a mid- to high-end nVidia. I have a dual-boot with Debian and XP using an 8800GTS, and that works great for Debian and reasonably well for games, though I can't quite pull off 1920x1200 at the highest settings any more. the nVidia drivers have a strange aversion to AIGLX (last I checked, which was a while back), so you might have problems if you want Compiz-style effects, but otherwise the proprietary drivers are great.


Also, as far as updates go: what distro are you using? I'm using Debian, but I don't bother installing the drivers using the package manager, I use nVidia's installer and monkey with xorg.conf when I need to (which I've only had to do to set up dual monitors). You'll have to have your kernel's headers installed before you run the nVidia installer, and you'll have to keep it up to date yourself, but it's really the best way of doing it--the modules in the repositories are usually a bit older and somehow don't necessarily install right, in my experience. YMMV.


JB

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you have failed to define your
gaming under vista.  which games?





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Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2008 13:24:06
-0500

From: bcristina at ewtn.com

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Subject: Re: [BALU] Any Graphic Card suggestions?



Sorry .. VISTA
gaming …  LOL

 


Low end video editing …..  Windows
Movie Mkaer … and on Linux  Cinelerra …..   nothing too fancy. 

 










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Card suggestions?



 

define VISAT gaming.  and what
programs doing video editing?





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> Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2008 13:13:59 -0500

> From: bcristina at ewtn.com

> To: members at lists.bham-lug.org

> Subject: Re: [BALU] Any Graphic Card suggestions?

> 

> VISAT gaming and some video editing on VISTA/LINUX.

> 

> Price is not so much a problem ... so maybe middle to upper-end'ish

> .....

> 

> 

> 

> -----Original Message-----

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> [mailto:members-bounces at lists.bham-lug.org] On Behalf Of Matt Baker

> Sent: Wednesday, October 29, 2008 12:36 PM

> To: BALU Linux/Free Software Discussion

> Subject: Re: [BALU] Any Graphic Card suggestions?

> 

> Nvidias drivers are further along than ati's the last time I checked.

> I can give you a specific model if you can give me more info about

> usage and budget.

> 

> Matt

> 

> 

> 

> On 10/29/08, Brandon Cristina <bcristina at ewtn.com> wrote:

> > Ok .. I am a list member now (again) ... LOL

> >

> >

> >

> > I dual boot with Vista so I would
like as nice as one as I can get but

> I

> > want it as Linux friendly as possible. Anyone have any

> recommendations?

> >

> >

> >

> >

> >

> >

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