nVidia or ATI?

Neal Becker ndbecker2 at verizon.net
Mon Feb 28 18:12:39 UTC 2005

Michael A. Peters wrote:

> On 02/27/2005 06:59:13 AM, Steven Stern wrote:
>> I'm about to buy a new desktop computer, probably a Dell Dimension
>> 8400.  The video options in my price range are
>> 128MB PCI Express™ x16 (DVI/VGA/TV-out) ATI Radeon™ X300 SE or
>> 256MB PCI Express™ x16 (DVI/VGA/TV-out) nVidia GeForce 6800
>> I see post after post about issues with nVidia cards.  Is this still
>> an issue with FC3?  I'm not doing any gaming or advanced graphics,
>> just general computer stuff.  My goal is to have a quality video
>> experience that works just as well in Linux as it does in Windows on
>> the 17" ultrasharp monitor.
> If you don't game - use the nv.ko driver that Fedora supplies in the
> kernel and you'll probably be fine. That's what I use.

The current Xorg driver doesn't work correctly with my nvidia 
nVidia Corporation NV17 [GeForce4 440 Go 64M]

in my laptop.  Switching to console (text) gives a scrambled unusable

It is usable ONLY if you don't need to switch to the console.

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