What Video Card for 2D

Rashkae ubuntu at tigershaunt.com
Thu Jan 29 03:20:06 UTC 2009

Carl Flippin wrote:
> I'm running 64 bit ubuntu with an ATI X1900. I am having a variety of
> problems with the video card and would like to know what would work
> better. My requirements:
> - I don't care about 3d performance
> - I want video to be clear and have no tearing
> - Cheap is better than not cheap
> I don't have any problems with using binary drivers but I've been
> unable to get the ATI drivers running reliably under 64 bit. Lots of
> odd lockups and such. At the moment, I've switched to the open source
> driver but have had problems with tearing.
> Any ideas?

Nvidia 7200 GS (get the passively cooled ones),  Cost about $40 US

Works with open source or binary driver, either of which should support
XV video with no tearing.  Binary driver should also let you enable
desktop effects and such.

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