Video Card (AGP) Selection Advice

Michael R Head burner at
Mon Oct 10 22:29:36 UTC 2005

On Mon, 2005-10-10 at 07:59 +1000, James Gray wrote:
> On Monday 10 October 2005 06:19, AA wrote:
> > I also Have an ATI Radeon 9200 128mb AGP that I would like to use both for
> > the extra ram as well as for its dual monitor support.  (mostly the ram
> > though).  I am just concerned about how well linux will accept this card.
> > The nVidia just worked, I didnt have to do anything, although I did install
> > the nVidia 3d drivers in linux. Will the radeon work as easily?  What
> > problems, if any can I expect?
> I've been using the instructions at this URL with my Ati X300-powered lappy 
> for a while now and it works VERY nicely.
> It's written for debian but IIRC the instructions also apply (unmodified) to 
> Ubuntu.

Why not just use the fglrx drivers that come with both hoary and breezy?

> FWIW, if I had the choice of buying another ATi or using an nVidia card, I'd 
> get the nVidia every time.  The ATi drivers aren't bad, but their installer 
> is nowhere near as mature as the nVidia one.  Secondly I've found the nVidia 
> drivers on my AMD64 desktop are more stable than the ATi drivers on my lappy.  
> Make of that what you will, but comparing AMD64+FX5700 and Centrino+X300 is 
> like apples and oranges. :)
> Cheers,
> James
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