Suggestions required for purchase decision

Santanu Chatterjee thisissantanu at
Wed Nov 8 04:02:24 UTC 2006

On 11/7/06, Steve Flynn <anothermindbomb at> wrote:
> On 07/11/06, Santanu Chatterjee <thisissantanu at> wrote:
> >
> > > Or a cheap NVIDIA chipset. Drivers not free, but well supported.
> >
> > If I go for NVIDIA, which among the cheap ones are best supported
> > in Linux? (I would like to hear from your (and others in this list)
> > experience, not from what they say in websites)
> >
> The Nvidia drivers are generic - i.e. one driver runs all graphics cards.
> There isn't a driver for a 6600, another for a 6600GT, another for a 7800,
> etc.
> Basically, pick a card which you can afford and is relatively recent, and
> you should have little issue with drivers. Over the years I have used a
> GeForce4400Ti, a 6600GT and now a 7800GS+. No problems, although you may
> balk at the price of some of them.

Thanks. I guess I will go for an NVIDIA graphics card then.


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