wil.reichert at gmail.com
Sat Sep 9 10:43:55 PDT 2006
On 9/9/06, René Rebe <rene at exactcode.de> wrote:
> On Sep 9, 2006, at 8:23 AM, Yogesh M wrote:
> > On 9/8/06, Ian Grant <Ian.Grant at cl.cam.ac.uk> wrote:
> >> Can anyone recommend a video card or cards for use with Xorg and
> >> Windows in single, dual-head and single logical-display-on-two-
> >> monitors configurations? I want one that has open source, well-
> >> supported, bug-free drivers available for X.Org 6.9 and onwards
> >> running on ix86 and x86_64 machines. I don't need top of the range
> >> performance, just something that works well that I can forget about.
> > I've been using nvidia card (FX5200) for single desktop spanning on
> > two monitors without any problem on Linux as well as Windows. Also the
> > newer drivers are much stable and fast doing composite stuff.
> well - as usual I like to comment this with: Do not feed NVidia as the
> the binary only driver is not available for all so many architectures
> including my favorite PowerPC/PowerPC64.
> Please try to choose a chip with full open source driver :-)
Which presents a problem to those of us looking to upgrade our systems
to something modern (Currently have an RV250). Given that most of the
market is owned by nvidia and ati, it seems that the only choice is to
get an integrated Intel chipset (I know nothing of sis or via drivers
tho). Never seen one with DVI output tho. Kind of depressing the
lack of options.
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