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February 26th, 2011, 04:08 PM
I have been using the video from my motherboard for years on ubuntu and it works great.
To upgrade I am considering GeFORCE FX5200. Will this work with ubuntu?

The reason to upgrade it to get minecraft working at a resonable speed. Right now it is about 1 frame per minute. Really slow.

Computer is a 2.1 GHz processor, 1 GB of RAM, lots of hard drive.

February 26th, 2011, 04:10 PM
FX5200 will work, but dont get one unless you cant get something newer.

AGP 6200 would be better, if only because it uses 'nvidia-current' not odd-ball 173.xx drivers.

*edit assuming that you have a AGP slot of course.

February 26th, 2011, 04:12 PM
it should work on ubuntu because Nvidia do linux drivers for it. it's if your motherboard will support it.

February 26th, 2011, 04:16 PM
Thanks cascade9 and m1tchy24 , I will look at the 6200.

Yes the motherboard has a AGP slot.

Out of necessity, my goal is to keep the cost as low as possible.
Below 10 dollars if I can.

February 26th, 2011, 04:35 PM
Up till the floods here, I could get low level nvidia AGP cards for $5-15 from a 2nd hand computer parts store.

February 26th, 2011, 06:08 PM
The floods have been horrible, my heart goes out to you folks on the north east cost.
(I hope I have my geography correct)

I have a line on a GeForce 6200LE, I hope it works out.
Will update this thread if it does.

Artificial Intelligence
February 26th, 2011, 06:18 PM
Know that LE is the lowest of lowest of a card.

You can also see on its number

eg. Nvidia card 6xxx

6000-6400 low end
6500-6700 mid end
6800- High end

March 25th, 2011, 03:02 PM
Ok my follow up.
So I got a 5200 video card and it works fine with Ubuntu.
However, my goal was to speed up minecraft and the video card with 256 K of memory did almost nothing. Still at about 1 frame per second. So there is improvement, just not enough.

The higher end video cards are out of my price range for now.