What Video Card for 2D

Rashkae ubuntu at tigershaunt.com
Thu Jan 29 16:45:21 UTC 2009

Knapp wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 3:16 PM, Rashkae <ubuntu at tigershaunt.com> wrote:
>> Knapp wrote:
>>> I was going to say almost the same thing. I run a Nvidia 7600 gs with
>>> the fan unplugged and it runs at 68 deg. I has for 2 years with NP. It
>>> also costs about 40$. It is just fine with 3d games to. I am not a
>>> hardcore player but I do play sometimes and the card has never been a
>>> problem. Drivers are also very easy to deal with most of the time.
> Funny, having just written this, I updated my system and it did some
> stuff to kernel etc and killed my driver. So on reboot I had no
> desktop and had to let it reset to the vesa driver, install envy-qt
> and reinstall the Nvidia drivers. Now for me this was easy but for  a
> noobie it would be a nightmare!!!
> So with that in mind maybe the OP should go with intel based graphics cards!?

Believe or not, despite being open source, the Intel stuff has been much
more problematic.  In ended up installing an Nvidia card in all my Intel
Graphic Mobo's, been much happier since.  (last tested on Intrepid)

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