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From: Justin Krejci <jus@...>
Subject: Re: Video cards
Date: Tue, 13 Dec 2005 07:55:56 -0600
On my AMD64 (64-bit gentoo) I have a GeForce4 MX 4000 with 2.6.12 kernel and 
did not do anything special, just installed the stable nvidia-kernel and 
nvidia-glx packages from portage. Works great for me.

On my non 64-bit AMD system i have a GeForce FX 5200 and 2.6.13 kernel with 
the stable nvidia-kernel and nvidia-glx packages from portage. Also works 
great except that I play games on this machine and the graphics card is a 
little underpowered for me but that is not due to any Linux issue. I used to 
have a very high end GeForce4 but it died and I replaced it with this cheapy 

On Monday 12 December 2005 10:17 pm, Burak Serdar wrote:
> I recently bought an fx5200 for $55, and it works perfectly. You have
> to emerge the unstable version of nVidia drivers to get them working
> on the more recent kernel versions. I have 2.6.12 kernel, and the
> latest stable nVidia compiles and works without any problems.
> On 12/12/05, John C. Shimek <jcshimek@...> wrote:
> > I am running 64bit Gentoo (of course) and looking at upgrading video
> > cards.  I have an ATI 8500LE right now.  I have that working ok I am
> > having one problem.  I am trying to use learn Blender.  It crashes at a
> > certain point due to a bug in Mesa.  There is a bug report for this and
> > it has been fixed upstream in Mesa 6.3.  I have 6.2 and since that seems
> > to be bundled in with Xorg, I think, I don't know how to upgrade to a
> > newer Mesa.  I have tried the Modular Xorg (with Mesa 6.4) but
> > xorg-server won't build.  I went back to the latest stable one.  I then
> > tried the ati-drivers.  It compiles, I get direct rendering but X
> > crashes and complains about unknown symbols.
> >
> > I am think I just want to get a new card, mine is 4 years old.  I am
> > thinking nVidia.  I am wondering what is good in the 100-200USD range?
> > And how good is the support for amd64?  \
> >
> > Thank you
> > John C. Shimek
> > --
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Re: Video cards
-- Taka John Brunkhorst
Video cards
-- John C. Shimek
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