Re: video card reccomendation
On Sun, 26 Sep 2010 21:40:48 -0400
Andrew Reid <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Sunday 26 September 2010 10:46:38 Enrico Weigelt wrote:
> > * Rick Pasotto <email@example.com> schrieb:
> > > I need to get an agp video card so take the video load off the
> > > regular bus. Also my new monitor has 1600x900 resolution and the
> > > openchrome driver doesn't recognize that resolution. I don't play
> > > games, so it's mostly for text, web, and an occasional video file.
> > Don't buy Nvidia. They're totally reluctant against OSS, and their
> > binary-only drivers are simply crap (dont want to flame on their
> > bad coding practises here ;-o).
> > Those companies IMHO don't deserve a single penny.
> I agree that nVidia's attitude towards open source is a problem.
> However, my experience with their binary drivers has been quite
> good. They're reasonably easy to install, and seem to perform
> quite well for me. In particular, they have one of the best
> distribution-agnostic binary-blob installers I've ever run across.
I'll have to second that. I'm running two different machines, running
two different nvidia cards, and things have been quite stable.
Don't have to like it, but credit where credit is due.