Video cards

Brett Alton brett.jr.alton at
Thu Sep 16 16:47:57 UTC 2010

Most of my or clients (family/friends/coworkers/strangers) cards have
worked when Intel or nVidia (my GeForce 6800 worked beautifully but my
sister's GeForce 6200 does not).

My new laptop has a ATI Radeon HD5470M and support for it is thin! I
had to do some funky things to get the properitary drivers to work,
and so far in Maverick, they're non-existent.

Unless you're looking for serious graphic power, I would suggest the
slightly older (and therefore cheaper) GeForce 6800 or 8800, as they
are supported beautifully.

On Thu, Sep 16, 2010 at 6:01 AM, Vaughn Male <keino_9 at> wrote:
> So right now I have an ATI Radeon 2200 HD and it is terrible! I was
> definitely looking at purchasing a new card. Will I encounter any driver
> issues using my new video card with Ubuntu? Do any particular companies
> provide superior drivers?
> Any help would be greatly appreciated!
> -Vaughn
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Brett Alton

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