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boaty
June 12th, 2010, 06:39 PM
Hey everyone,

I'm building my own computer for the first time and plan on running Ubuntu (of course!). Everything else has been sort out (in fact, there's another thread here dedicated to that :P) except for the graphics card.
I've heard ATI has great compatibility with Linux (now, anyways) so I'm strongly leaning towards this card:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102878

I have a few questions:
1. Will this be work with Ubuntu?
2. If I run windows 7 under a virtual machine, will that be able to use the DirectX support of my card?
3. I've seen some cards with OpenGL 3.2 API support. Is this important to have?

Thanks for the help; a newbie always appreciates the support from others. :-)

khelben1979
June 12th, 2010, 07:02 PM
According to the information I can see from the ATi/AMD webpage 3 versions of the Catalyst driver package is available, check here (http://support.amd.com/us/psearch/Pages/psearch.aspx?type=2.4.1&product=2.4.1.3.42&contentType=GPU+Download+Detail&ostype=Linux+x86&keywords=&items=20).

boaty
June 12th, 2010, 11:20 PM
Alright, it seems it will work if those drivers exist. How about the other two questions? Does anyone have any idea?

Edit:
After Googling a little bit, I found this: http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/virtualization-3d-support-vmware.html
This seems to answer my question #2. This pleases me :D
Now does anyone have any idea to #3?