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    Question Shopping Fo' Ubuntu Compatible Graphics Card

    I am looking for a hardware recommendation, somthing not allowed on Ubuntu Stack Exchange. Just loaded up some of my old Humble Bundle games after a long break. VVVVVV plays OK but Bit Trip Runner struggles with integrated Intel GMA950 graphics chip. The jump is unresponsive & delayed, does this sound like a struggling card? If so, can someone recommend a low/mid range card they have tested? I will never be a high frame rate gamer, just like the odd indie title. Were talking second hand, eBay if possible.

    Saw Chris & Angela's head to head battle on the Faux Show & thought I'd load up again! I cannot buy Bit Trip 2 without finishing the original now!
    Last edited by gtx-swift; February 24th, 2014 at 02:11 PM.

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    Re: Shopping Fo' Ubuntu Compatible Graphics Card

    A GTS450 or GTX460 sounds ideal to me here. You can probably get one for $50 if you like to play the ebay game...

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    Cool Re: Shopping Fo' Ubuntu Compatible Graphics Card

    Thx for your recommendation! I will look into it. Bit Trip Runner will not even launch under Win 7. Plain sluggish in Ubuntu & no launch with Win 7, so I'm thinking a driver issue maybe both Ubuntu & Windows? A card may well solve both issues.
    Last edited by gtx-swift; February 24th, 2014 at 02:12 PM.

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    Re: Shopping Fo' Ubuntu Compatible Graphics Card

    Quote Originally Posted by gtx-swift View Post
    Bit Trip Runner will not even launch under Win 7. Plain sluggish in Ubuntu & no launch with Win 7, so I'm thinking a driver issue maybe both Ubuntu & Windows?
    The game requires shader model 3 and GMA950 simply does not support it. Using different driver/OS will not magically upgrade the silicon (though it would be nice...).

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    Re: Shopping Fo' Ubuntu Compatible Graphics Card

    Ah, kay. Good insight. Would the following suffice? Thoughts? Or am I being a cheapskate?

    eBay

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    Cool Re: Shopping Fo' Ubuntu Compatible Graphics Card

    if you can spare ~130$ for a grfx card honestly-
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127725

    ^that's probably going to be very relevant for a few years to come..

    comes with 'Final Fantasy Who****ingKnowsWhereTheStoryWentFrom3forwardlol' if you're into that sort of jazz

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    Re: Shopping Fo' Ubuntu Compatible Graphics Card

    It probably would suffice, but it was jsut sold. This would be a better bet: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/eVGA-NVIDI...item1c3cb911d1

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    Re: Shopping Fo' Ubuntu Compatible Graphics Card

    The old adage "You get what you pay for", it would seem.

    (Darn it! Need ten+ posts to edit avatar, da#n forum reset!)

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    Re: Shopping Fo' Ubuntu Compatible Graphics Card

    Will Ubuntu detect card & offer to install propriety drivers or will open source driver be sufficient?

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    Question Re: Shopping Fo' Ubuntu Compatible Graphics Card

    Any tips on getting my Nvidia 210 to comply and render GRUB & splash in some fashion of order?!? Tried this but it did not help.

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