View Full Version : [ubuntu] Graphics Card Advice

April 24th, 2008, 03:36 AM
I am looking for a new graphics card, preferably Nvidia, of low-middle price ($30-$60) that would be more powerful than the integrated card that came with my Ubuntu Dell desktop setup last year. Incredible power is unnecessary, but I would like a card that will work instantly with Linux or that would require minimal setup. If anyone has had any good experiences with a certain card and can suggest one, I would appreciate any advice.

Lord Xeb
April 24th, 2008, 04:05 AM
Here you go: Link (http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010380048+4026&name=%2450+-+%2475)

Also, if you are rebuilding a system (which you should if you install a new graphics card... I think, everything will work fine). The 8500GT is a good card. Most of those cards shown are a good bang for the buck, and it doesn't require much setup other than installing it. Now if it is on windows, that is another story)

April 28th, 2008, 07:49 AM
I don't know about the 8500GT, I have it but it isn't working properly with neither the open source drivers(only get 800x600 resolution), nor the proprietary one which just doesn't boot at all.

April 28th, 2008, 03:45 PM
I have the 8500GT as well (from MSI). The problems that people are having with it in Ubuntu 8.04 also occur with Fedora 8 -- I switched back to Fedora just to see if the issues persisted.