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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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