[ubuntu-us-nc] recommendations for inexpensive video card?
mark at kempster.org
Sat Aug 8 23:53:12 BST 2009
Thanks Dan, for the quick reply!
I noticed that Intrex lists one nvidia card on their site (and they're
open for another hour). I think I'll swing by and pick one up to try
I'm definitely not doing anything as cutting-edge as recording 1080p!
On Sat, Aug 8, 2009 at 6:48 PM, dan<dantrevino at gmail.com> wrote:
> I just did a search for 'video card' on newegg, and any of those recent
> nvidia cards (you can select < $50) will be more than enough, unless you
> need to pump through 1080p content. I suspect your biggest problem will be
> finding one that works with your older motherboard.
> Nvidia has been really trouble-free for me, but I would double check with
> their published driver list just in case. This is the 32 bit list:
> Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Open Standards!
> On Sat, Aug 8, 2009 at 6:29 PM, Mark Kempster <mark at kempster.org> wrote:
>> I'm setting up a mythtv backend/frontend, installed on top of ubuntu
>> 9.04. All the backend bits doing the recording seem to be in working
>> order, but using mythtv's frontend application to play video is just
>> apalling. Mostly lots of pauses / skipping in the playback. I suspect
>> the hardware in this box is lacking.
>> cpu: amd 1700 MHz
>> mem: 1 GB
>> onboard video
>> and that's about all of note, aside from the tv tuner, which isn't
>> terribly relevant.
>> I currently have the display on a regular ol' monitor, and plan on
>> moving it to the monitor input of my tv. I suspect I need to start
>> with replacing the video card.
>> Can anybody recommend an inexpensive (< $60 or so) video card that's
>> supported on ubuntu? Any brands / models to stay away from?
>> I had miserable luck finding a usb 802.11g wireless gizmo, so I'm a
>> bit skittish about other new hardware, but perhaps video cards are
>> better in general (fingers crossed).
>> Thanks for any pointers.
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