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Re: nVidia vs. ATI graphics card for fedora



James Kosin wrote:

> Globe Trotter wrote:
>> Hi,
>> 
>> I am ordering a souped-up workstation and I was wondering which graphics
>> card is preferable for running fedora:
>> 
>> a 256 MB PCIe x16 nVidia NVS 290, Dual Monitor capable
>> 
>> or
>> 
>> a
>> ATI Fire GL V3600 256MB, Dual Monitor DVI Capable 	  	ATI3600
>> 
>> What would you suggest? I do not need huge 3-d acceleration and stuff,
>> but want it to work well.
>> 
>> Please let me know if I should provide more information.
>> 
>> Best wishes,
>> Trotter
>> 
> 
> Trotter,
> 
> If you like re-configuring or re-installing drivers at ever kernel
> change then OK you can do either.  The bad news is ATI and nVidia are
> not fully natively supported in XWindows in most circumstances without
> the proprietary drivers.  There are repos that support these two and
> work is being done for native support... but, alas it is SLOW in coming.
> 
> Tips:
> If you choose either of these, only do so with the intent to CAREFULLY
> update kernels and drivers.  Don't try updating the kernel if there is
> no driver update available, you may regret this decision.
> Next, try getting an older model ATI or nVidia card, support is easier
> for the older models than the newer ones.  Linux is also a bit slow at
> getting newer cards supported natively, without going to proprietary
> drivers.
> 

I think you will not have any issues with upgrading kernels using recent 
rpmfusion packages.

I believe the above advice is obsolete. 




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