> This really needs a FAQ. I was looking through the archive and couldn't
> see a concrete answer on what graphics card to buy and which was the best
> one to support.
>> One one hand I have
>> 1. Creative Labs 16MB Graphics Blaster Riva TNT AGP Graphics Card
> 2. Diamond Monster Fusion 16MB Banshee 2D/3D AGP Graphics Card
> Could anyone enlighten me please because I don't want to buy a great card
> that is no good for Linux? and sorry for bringing up this thread yet again
> - it needs a damn FAQ (which I couldn't find if it does exist). If people
> are upset, mail me personally off list.
I've got a Banshee PCI card that works reasonably well under Linux - up to 1600x1200
in 24-bit colour ;( (but only at 51Hz due to monitor limitations) SuSE 6.1 comes
with an Xserver, which I updated with one from glide.xxedgexx.com - there are problems
with screen redraws - square chunks of the background poke through sometimes and xfig
is unusable because of this except in 8-bit mode, where there doesn't seem to be a
problem. Other people don't report problems, so YMMV. The same Xserver works for
the new Voodoo 3 2D/3D cards.
Anyway, there's a page with docs on Linux support for 3D cards at www.linux3d.org.
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