Gentoo Archives: gentoo-amd64

From: Burak Serdar <bserdar@××××.org>
To: gentoo-amd64@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-amd64] Video cards
Date: Tue, 13 Dec 2005 04:19:49
In Reply to: [gentoo-amd64] Video cards by "John C. Shimek"
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@×××××.com> 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 > -- > gentoo-amd64@g.o mailing list > >
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