[SDL] Re: A little OT: video cards
bob at pendleton.com
Fri Apr 25 11:09:02 PDT 2003
On Fri, 2003-04-25 at 11:09, Adilson Oliveira wrote:
> Bob Pendleton wrote:
> > On Fri, 2003-04-25 at 10:11, Jeremy Stanley wrote:
> >>>try to create a slot machine using OpenGL (linux only).
> >>>I want to buy a new video card to replace my TNT2.
> >>>I don't want or can afford a high-end model so I'm thinking about a
> >>>Radeon 9100 or a GForce3 Ti.
> >>Personally, I'd say stick with NVIDIA if you want Linux support. NVIDIA
> >>provides a unified Linux driver supporting hardware OpenGL acceleration
> >>for its entire TNT/GeForce line.
> > Can I second that? I've been using NVidia cards and NVidia drivers under
> > Linux for 4 years of everything from the TNT to the newer GeForce cards.
> > Every release of the drivers the performance gets better and the ease of
> > installation gets better. The newest drivers are so easy to install...
> > well it is hard to believe how easy they are to use. And, they just
> > work.
> As I said, I do have a NVIDIA (TNT2) for a long time and it works quite
> well. I have only one problem: I use kylix 3 and it just freezes with
> the NVIDIA drivers newer than 3123.
I have one machine where the NVidia drivers would lock up. I did some
research, i.e. I read the Nvidia help files, and found that it was due
to a known problem with the chip set. I made the recommended change in
the configuration and now it "just works".
> I was thinking about RADOEON because of DRI (but to tell the truth, I
> don't know if it will help) and better support for console frame
> buffers. As NVIDIA does not release the specs, all I can do is to use
> the VESA framebuffer and I want to squeeze more performance.
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