ATI or nVidia

Rashkae ubuntu at
Tue Sep 25 19:20:58 UTC 2007

Robert Stockdale IV wrote:
> I have an nVidia 7800GS PCI-e 512 mg of ram and it won't work correctly.
> Beryl crashed repeatedly forcing reboots. Had to disable Beryl to gain a
> somewhat usable workstation. Maybe I'm a moron in setting up the graphics
> card. However, if the nvidia driver is so darn good, why does it not setup
> correctly on this card automatically? I'm frustrated with this card and I
> paid good bucks last spring for it. I had had better performance with a 4x
> agp ATI card before I built this new system. I'm seriously considering going
> back to an ATI card.
> Just my 2 cents.
> Bob

Umm, did you use the Restricted Devices Manager to install the Nvidia 
binary driver?

By default, Ubuntu will install the nvidia open source drivers, which 
are good to get the card working, but won't handle 3d

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