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Re: [vox] Video Card On a Budget
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Re: [vox] Video Card On a Budget



I know how to install the Geforce drivers, but I would rather not have to 
bother when I am experimenting with distros. IMHO it is a waist of my time.

On Tuesday 02 December 2003 04:11, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> On Mon 01 Dec 03, 11:13 PM, Rusty Minden <clownsinc@comcast.net> said:
> > On Monday 01 December 2003 18:10, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> > > rusty,
> > >
> > > if you're into ebay, a voodoo 3 would cost you between $10 and $20. 
> > > you can't do much better than that.
> > >
> > > although 3dfx is no more, they were one of the best friends the open
> > > source community had.  they opened up their specs before anyone else.
> > > the card is *extremely* well supported on linux.
> > >
> > > in addition, it hardware accelerates opengl, so you'll be able to use
> > > it to play most commercial linux games.  you'll certainly be able to
> > > play quake 3.
> > >
> > > the voodoo 5 will cost you between $40 and $60, but for that price you
> > > can get yourself an old (1st generation) radeon.
> > >
> > > btw, speaking of radeons, ATI is not a friend of OSS.  i have to eat
> > > crow here: although NVIDIA has a bad rep for not opening up their
> > > drivers, they've done a LOT more than ATI ever did to make sure that
> > > linux users can use their cards.  NVIDIA may not be a friend of OSS,
> > > but they're very linux friendly, for the most part.
> > >
> > > don't know much about modern matrox cards, but i think matrox opened up
> > > their drivers.  the killer gamer combination 5 years ago was a Voodoo 2
> > > passing through to a matrox millennium...   the good old days.   :)
> > >
> > > pete
> >
> > The Voodoo 3 looks like a possible winner. Though what would the
> > advantage of a 1st generation radeon.
>
> radeons are certainly faster, have more vram, etc.  if you don't use
> accelerated opengl for gaming, there's no difference.
>
> > Other than getting X set up at InstallFests (the
> > reason I am staying away from nVidia) I have little working knowledge of
> > video cards.
>
> you may want to buy a cheap geforce just to learn how to install one.
>
> :)
>
> pete

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