Video card recommendation?

Andy Grove andy.grove at
Tue Mar 7 14:36:56 UTC 2006

Hi Sasha,

I just recently got xorg working properly by adding a Modeline to my
xorg.conf and everything looks great until I start using the scroll bars on
windows e.g. scrolling through Google results in Firefox. I get a strange
effect which I believe is caused by double buffering not working properly
and some pixels getting left behind. Resizing the window causes a repaint
and everything looks fine again. The problem isn't limited to Firefox.

I've posted a photo of the problem here:

Scrolling down the page will take you to another post containing my xorg
config (no idea if this is even related to xorg).

It would be great to get this fixed without spending any money as the
machine is working fine apart from this glitch. The machine is a Dell SC420
and the specification can be found here:

Thanks for your help.



-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:ubuntu-users-bounces at] On Behalf Of Sasha Tsykin
Sent: 07 March 2006 12:53
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Subject: Re: Video card recommendation?

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Andy Grove wrote:
> Hi,
> I have Ubuntu installed on a Dell SC420. I'm currently using the on-board
> video and I think that's the main cause of some of the issues I've been
> having with xorg.
> Can anyone recommend a video card to buy for use with Ubuntu? I'm not
> to be playing video games or doing high end graphics work. I just need
> something that will give me good quality output at 1600x1200 resolution.
> prefer to go for something that is already tried and tested with Ubuntu.
> Thanks,
> Andy.
A good video card for use with ubuntu (or any linux) is any nvidia card,
because of the driver suport, but why don't you tell us the problems.
Its possible that there is a less expensive way to fix it.


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