[ILUG] video card ??
dermot.gorman at eircom.net
Thu Nov 9 19:37:28 GMT 2000
I didn't end up buying it. I went for the Matrox G100 4MB AGP instead (15 quid) - will see how it goes in a few days. Matrox seem to have more support in the linux community.
"Satelle, StevenX" <stevenx.satelle at intel.com> wrote:
> Dont buy that s3 card, I have one, complete nightmare to setup, wont work in
> any older distros, run funny in newer ones, like max res being 400x600,
> Matrox normally setup fine and detect perfectly, I even got a Matrox to be
> seen by Solaris (didnt see the s3 at all)
> ---Original Message-----
> From: Dermot Gorman [mailto:dermot.gorman at eircom.net]
> Sent: 08 November 2000 16:46
> To: ilug at linux.ie
> Subject: [ILUG] video card ??
> I'm in the market for a new video card. How does the following perform under
> linux and which is the better of the two. Are the prices reasonable? Bear in
> mind that i don't need a super 3d card for games or anything, just normal
> applications and stuff.
> Diamond Speedstar 8MB, 8MB AGP (1x/2x) Version, S3?s 128-bit 2D/3D graphics
> engine: Trio3D/2X price 35IRL
> Graphics card Matrox 4MB AGP, Matrox G100, 4MB AGP price 19 second hand.
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