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Re: nVidia vs. ATI graphics card for fedora



On Tuesday 28 April 2009 17:58:38 Kevin Kofler wrote:
> Globe Trotter wrote:
> > a 256 MB PCIe x16 nVidia NVS 290, Dual Monitor capable
> > ATI Fire GL V3600 256MB, Dual Monitor DVI Capable ATI3600
>
> Neither of those are good options, as they both only fully work with
> proprietary drivers. (In particular, you don't get any OpenGL support in
> Fedora out of the box with those, dual monitor might also not work without
> proprietary drivers (especially with the nVidia card) and the proprietary
> drivers cause several types of hassle and often have bugs which are
> impossible to fix for anybody other than the manufacturer.)
>
> An older Radeon (up to r5xx, see http://dri.freedesktop.org/wiki/ATIRadeon
> ) is a better choice.
>
> Kevin Kofler


I have a Dell with an Nvidia Quadro FX 3700 and Fedora 10. I get 3d, openGL, desktop effects, dual moniters, the works. All by using the kmod_nvidia package


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