DVI output, ATI or nVidia

Dr. Michael J. Chudobiak mjc at avtechpulse.com
Tue Jun 26 19:08:30 UTC 2007


Mario Rossi wrote:
> I'd like to buy a PC to be used with Linux.
> 
> Not sure which graphics card has the best support in Linux: ATI or nVdia.
> I don't need it to play, so I think 3D is not essential.
> Just to be able to plug in an external TV (via DVI or S-Video), and
> watch HD video.
> 
> I've seen something with nVidia GE 7XXX or GE 8XXX.
> Alternative is ATI 1650SE
> Or should I go for one Intel integrated?

Yes.

Intel integrated + ADD2 DVI card + "intel" xorg driver
= open source solution.

The Intel driver is open source, not a binary blob.

- Mike




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