I have used cheap NVidia geforce 2 and 4 cards on the last 6 machines I built
without any problem. Get your machine running with the built in NV driver
that comes with X and then dowload, and install the nvidia driver.
Installation is easier now than it was a couple of years ago. Follow the
instructions as you need to tweak the X config file but its pretty easy. I
haven't used ATI for several years...no great technical reason but nvidia
works for me so I stick with it.
The big question is what do you want to use your machine for? I have some
machines that just run office apps with the standard nv driver and have no
need to sophisticated 3d rendering.
On Tuesday 31 May 2005 09:07, FRLinux wrote:
On 5/31/05, Bernhard Rohrer <graylion at sm-wg.net> wrote:
> any discernable differences in the linux driver quality between those two?
I think we're up for a long thread :) Back in the days (not so far
away) NVIDIA was the only one to provide proper 3D accelerated drivers
for Linux (on x86 that is, we won't talk about PPC here ...). ATI has
been doing some progress in that area but last i've heard (about 2
weeks ago), they're still not close to their windows equivalent
(whereas Nvidia pretty much is).
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