[ILUG] Graphics Card Linux
mariconor at gmail.com
Tue Jan 15 19:30:23 GMT 2008
On 15 Jan 2008, at 15:20, Nick Murtagh wrote:
> Frank Murphy wrote:
>> Is it just the mesa libraries habe to be added for opengl,
>> or does some stuff have to be added to kernels by the user
>> (Ubuntu Studio 1Alpha) crossgrade from Xubuntu 7.10
> If you need accelerated 3D, you will need NVidia's own binary
> driver. Start here:
> In my experience binary drivers suck and lead to random
> hangs, but they may be better nowadays.
I never experienced that, and have used them for years, maybe you were
overclocking or something? Or insufficient cooling?
> There is an open source 3D driver under development here:
Nice, but no cigar just yet.
> If you don't need accelerated 3D, the nv driver that comes
> with X.org should just work.
>> As the box is set up with the inbuilt Intel graphics chip,
>> would it freak when new card added, or is OS re-install advised?
> It won't "freak", but depending on how clever the distro is
> you may end up messing with X.org's configuration files.
Why bother, unless you wish to play games, there wont be any benefit
in buying one.
Especially if you DONT use their proprietry drivers, the OSS ones are
simply not good enough.
Not OSS fault, as everyone is aware.
The only company I am aware of that ever OSS'd their drivers was
matrox, and I don't know if they even exist any more, sure ask a
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