Need used video card

Ric Moore wayward4now at
Wed Sep 21 19:49:40 UTC 2011

On 09/21/2011 03:14 PM, Pop Horea-Vasile wrote:
> On 09/21/2011 09:43 PM, Jon Anderson wrote:
>> Thats pretty much it, I would like to know were a good place to go to
>> find a used video card that with work with multiple linux programs ,I
>> would like it plug and play. Tight budget. I have a old emachine
>> t3104. I've tried three so fare with little success, still freezes.
> As found on the internet, to geforce 7000 (not included) there are video
> cards for AGP slot and there are compatible with Linux. Maybe you should
> consider to use open source driver nouveau that replace the proprietary
> driver from nvidia. I too have 310M Nvidia card and use nouveau.

Well, that's a first. I've never heard of anyone successfully using 
Nouveau, compared against the nVidia driver, to make it do accelerated 

I've used ancient 5200 and 5500 FX cards, and with the proper driver 
installed, they ran OpenGL enabled programs just peachy. Last I heard, 
all Nouveau did was enable an nVidia card to run in non-accelerated 
mode. See if glxgears will run for you. Ric

My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.

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