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Re: ATI or nVidia

Subject: Re: ATI or nVidia
From: "Guillermo Garron"
Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2007 17:41:42 -0400
On 9/25/07, Rashkae <ubuntu@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Robert Stockdale IV wrote:
> > I have an nVidia 7800GS PCI-e 512 mg of ram and it won't work correctly.
> > Beryl crashed repeatedly forcing reboots. Had to disable Beryl to gain a
> > somewhat usable workstation. Maybe I'm a moron in setting up the graphics
> > card. However, if the nvidia driver is so darn good, why does it not setup
> > correctly on this card automatically? I'm frustrated with this card and I
> > paid good bucks last spring for it. I had had better performance with a 4x
> > agp ATI card before I built this new system. I'm seriously considering going
> > back to an ATI card.
> > Just my 2 cents.
> > Bob
> >
>
>
> Umm, did you use the Restricted Devices Manager to install the Nvidia
> binary driver?
Yes I did that, first I tried with the drivers from the ATI.com site,
and also tried with the restricted drives that come with Ubuntu.
>
> By default, Ubuntu will install the nvidia open source drivers, which
> are good to get the card working, but won't handle 3d
Those ones, was not even able to handle more that 1024x768, while with
the other I was able to switch to 1280x1024
>
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