Dave Airlie wrote:
> Baahh who needs kdrive, the next xorg release (6.8.0) has accelerated
> render on Radeon cards (makes gnome-terminal useful again..), and the
> composite extension will work (turned off by default).. I run Xorg CVS on
> my system at home for doing DRI stuff...
So what is the best card to buy for a Linux system?
I used to use an NVIDIA TNT2 Ultra, the proprietary NVIDIA drivers
used to lock up ocassionally, the open source drivers don't do
3D (apart from the Utah GLX stuff I never got round to trying).
I currently use a Matrox P650, which I bought under the mistaken
assumption that Matrox supported Linux. The proprietary drivers
are complete crap. The only working open source driver is vesa.
Neither driver provides working console! Only the proprietary
one provides working xv. In theory this card does 3D, but it
requires drivers that you have to email matrox support to get!
I don't actually care about 3D. Ideally I'd like a card with a
proper DVI interface. And accelerated X. And open source drivers.
The consensus seems to be some sort of Radeon? Which one is the best?
I'd rather not go back to NVIDIA, but the Matrox is definitely
going to get binned soon...
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