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

Rob Beard rob at esdelle.co.uk
Fri Feb 20 19:01:13 GMT 2009

Dianne Reuby wrote:
> On Fri, 2009-02-20 at 10:03 +0000, Rob Beard wrote:
>> Dianne, do you know if your video card is AGP, PCI or PCI-Express?
>> My old desktop had an ATI Radeon 9250 in it and it ran perfectly with 
>> Compiz.  That was an AGP card and I dare say you'd be able to get one 
>> off eBay for less than a tenner, plus it uses open source drivers.
>> Rob
> I'm not too bothered about the wobbly windows, but I would like to be
> able to change the resolution and stop the icons leaping about the
> panel!
> Dianne
Have you locked the icons?

Anyway... here's a couple of possible suggestions for you...

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/149296 - Radeon 9250 128MB AGP @ £27.12 
(bit pricey if you ask me)
http://tinyurl.com/ynqmp4 - NVidia Geforce FX 5200 128MB AGP @ £21.56 
from Aria

There's a few ATI Radeon & NVidia Geforce cards on eBay too from about a 
fiver.  Saying that maybe someone on the list might have something 
kicking around.


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