[ubuntu-uk] Graphics - sorry, boring

suprengr suprengr at gmail.com
Sun Jul 24 20:50:05 UTC 2011


On Sun, 2011-07-24 at 18:59 +0100, Simon Greenwood wrote:
> 
> 
> On 24 July 2011 17:33, suprengr <suprengr at gmail.com> wrote:
>         Hi all,
>         
>         Whilst I know this a boring [probably asked a 100 times
>         before]
>         question: here we go:
>         
>         Just had the final insult from only having on-board graphics.
>         I installed Proun on my [sorry about this but] Mint partition
>         - I use
>         Mint for such things as Wine because I do not want to
>         "pollute" my
>         Ubuntu install or expose it to a Windoze structure for
>         nasties.
>         
>         Proun installed 100% OK but only picks up "very low" graphics
>         mode.
>         Tried it on my [for support reasons] Windoze partition and a
>         complete
>         fail re graphics - a surprise 'coz it deals with on-board
>         slightly
>         better for games - but not surprised anyway.
>         
>         So... time to get a graphics card me reckons...  but which one
>         is
>         currently best per £ on an Ubuntu pooter? [as despite other
>         partitions
>         that's what my pooter really is]
>         
>         Pooter is a Dell Dimension E520 with slots to spare [for what
>         it's
>         worth].
>         
> 
> 
> Something Nvidia, say a GeForce 210 or 220, with 1GB RAM, should cost
> less than £30. I have a 210 running Unity across two monitors quite
> happily at the moment although I don't use it for games. You're
> probably looking at doble that for something more games oriented.
> 
> 
> s/
> -- 
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> "Is this your sanderling?"
> 
> 

Simon,  Thankyou

Cheers,
Bill B. [suprengr] 

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