[ubuntu-uk] OT : Need stuff

Matt Jones matt at mattjones.me.uk
Tue Feb 3 15:48:24 GMT 2009

I recently built a new PC for the 'rents. I used a 20" samsung, which
although attracting very good reviews was somewhat disappointing, with
poor colours and the worst stand ever made. It's hooked up to an ultra
cheap ATI X1550, which is using the non free drivers. It has been
perfectly stable, with no lockups(x64), and has enough grunt to run
the advanced effects at 1680*1050.

20/22 inches is probably around the sweet spot for prices at the
moment, with decent monitors available below £120. 24" ones are
brilliant, but the cost is still quite high- I paid £200 for my 24"
Yuraku, although that was a PVA panel model.

I was under the impression that the new ATI cards were getting free
drivers written with help from ATI, but I am not sure of the
completeness or working state of this.

On Tue, Feb 3, 2009 at 3:17 PM, azmodie <azmodie at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2009/2/3 Ciaran Mooney <general.mooney at googlemail.com>:
>> Hey,
>> My computer monitor just died. :( Booo. So I'm in the market for a new
>> TFT screen. Just wanted to garner some opinions about good value
>> monitors.
>> Also I don't think my current graphics card can handle a larger
>> screen, it can only just cope with basic desktop effects! So I'll
>> likely be needing a new graphics card too. Now I know this means going
>> with ATI or nVidia, both of which have either rubbish open drivers, or
>> dodgy evil closed ones. I've used nVidia before, and they seem to be
>> less painful. However I again have no idea about which graphics cards
>> are good value.
>> It'd be great if there were any commercial cards with open drivers
>> that'd be great. Essentially I'm lazy, and open drivers tend to be
>> less hassle.
>> Any ideas?
>> Ciarán
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> I just boght 2 of these 19" monitors from tesco
> http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.204-4733.aspx
> resonable price and the screens are very bright. max resolution is 1440x900.
> as to graphics card. i have nvidia in my desktop and ati on one laptop
> and intel in other laptop. was not happy with the open drivers for
> nvidia or ati so closed source it was. all seem to work resonably.
> only problem i had with intel was that there was no opengl support
> hope you find the help you need.
> azmodie
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