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good vid card for suse


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shard92

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I have aquired a PIII 800 dual processor machine ( running 2 pIII-800 with 1 gb SDRAM ) that I plan to put Suse 9.2 Professional on. The problem is it only has an onboard rage ( not sure which one ) video with 4mb of dedicated ram. It also has a 4x agp slot. I was thinking of getting a better video card to add to this system but unsure what would be a good fit for SUSE...... Not real sure what I'm gonna use it for yet..... maybe minor video editing, internet, cd ( and maybe dvd ) burning and probably more as I continue to learn Linux. I don't want to spend a ton and yes I do play some games on linux..... maybe more if I get a good fit..... Will an ATi all-in wonder work with linux? will I be able to fully utilize the card? I still need a hard drive for this computer as well And just finished upgrading my other computers so it will be a bit before I will be able to do much with this one...... Any help/ideas appreciated.
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Will an ATi all-in wonder work with linux?

Yes, it will work.

will I be able to fully utilize the card?

Definitely not.

You'll get much better performance from Nvidia cards....From what I understand, Nvidia had a hand in writing the linux driver for their hardware...(and a good driver it is). While ATI wasn't compelled to be as cooperative with the linux community. (not so good driver and very bad GL performance)
Good luck...welcome to Linux :tazz:
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Yeah, the only cards iv ever got to work well on linux are nVidia, i had an ATI and it couldnt even handle tux racer. A card i have found and still use for my tux-box is a Geforce MX440, you can probobly pick one up for pennies on ebay or somewhere, i still use it for Never Winter Nights on linux.

Good luck with Linux, it is a whole new world.
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Thanks both of you. I'm somewhat partial to ati card though I don't know why as I have experieced some difficulties with them... ( particularly in linux. ) Right now I'm running a P2 -333 with 256 MB ram and a 16 mb Nvidia tnt card ( it doesn't handle tux racer very well either ) so obviously I am looking for something better for this dual processor machine I got. Oh and while I'm not totally new to linux it is still pretty new.... so far I have two games by Illwinter games that run on linux and plan to get their 3rd game and it needs a bit of oomph for video though not hi-end. I have been looking at tuxgames.com is their another good place to get linux games?
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linux isnt really in the game market as of yet, but sourceforge is pretty good.
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Thanks I realize that but anything I can do to support the linux community..... I'm not a programmer or such so the only way I can help is by buying whatever commercial linux stuff I can. Once I get the dual I figure anything I can get that will run on it instead of windows.....
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