[ubuntu-uk] Time for a new graphics card?

Simon Wears munkyjunky at googlemail.com
Thu Feb 19 13:26:38 GMT 2009

I run an Nvidia 6600LE which runs perfect on 8.10. I think you can  
pick those up pretty cheap now too.

Simon Wears
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On 19 Feb 2009, at 10:06, Dianne Reuby <pramclub at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:

> I'm running 8.10, and my graphics card is an Nvidia GeForce4 MX440,  
> old
> but OK for my needs. I've also been given a Relisys Teo Teco TL766  
> flat
> screen monitor to replace my old CRT.
> Up until 8.10 I had full special effects using Compiz. But since 8.10
> the driver that Nvidia finally released is just a pain.
> If I have special effects enabled, I don't have any status bars,
> min/max/close buttons. Even with effects disabled, I can only have
> 1024x768. I can change that to  a higher res, but I lose the settings
> when I reboot, even after saving the X.org config. Evolution layout
> changes every time I reboot. The icons on my panel change position  
> every
> time I reboot. Word processing files don't display properly if they  
> have
> a lot of formatting - I have to scroll off the screen and back to
> display them. There are bits of dialogue and menu boxes left showing
> after they're closed. All trivial I know, but it is irritating.
> My main PC use is internet, email, word processing, some very basic
> photo/graphics editing. So I don't really need a fancy card for games.
> But I'm really thinking about getting a new card, and I've been  
> looking
> up the various Ubuntu hardware sites. I don't want to buy a card and
> then find that the manufacturer hasn't released a decent driver for
> Linux. So can I have any recommendations? Should I stick to Nvidia?  
> Do I
> need to take the monitor into account?
> Dianne
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