[ubuntu-uk] Time for a new graphics card?
jacobw.uk at googlemail.com
Thu Feb 19 14:44:48 GMT 2009
Hi there Dianne,
Does your computer have an integrated graphics port that you can use in the
If that works alright (without desktop effects) then that could be a good
short term solution.
As Simon has mentioned an nVidia 6xxx graphics card can be obtained quite
On Thu, Feb 19, 2009 at 1:26 PM, Simon Wears <munkyjunky at googlemail.com>wrote:
> 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?
> > TIA
> > Dianne
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