View Full Version : [ubuntu] ATI to NVidia

September 23rd, 2008, 09:04 PM
I have an ATI 2400 HD video card that came with my Dell Inspiron 530. For the most part it works fine. However, Compiz Fusion runs a bit glitchy alongside some 3d games and full-screen videos.

Is it worth it to upgrade to a NVidia Card? Will that fix my problem? I was thinking about the EVGA 256-P2-N751-TR GeForce 8600 GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported Video Card - Retail.

Anybody know if that will make much of a difference in upgrading?

Crafty Kisses
September 23rd, 2008, 09:07 PM
I'm not sure if it will make a huge difference, but NVIDIA is well supported in Linux. Many people have troubles with ATI.

September 23rd, 2008, 10:00 PM
I find some opengl stuff, (SketchUP), works fine with Nvidia but won't work at all with ATI. search ATI in these forums, I bet most are complaints.

September 24th, 2008, 01:39 AM
There are some tweaks you can try here. Some of them may help, some may make things worse just so you know:


You can also get the latest 8.9 driver from ati with these directions, Method 2:


If you are using the driver from the repos or the envy driver, this one has a lot of fixes that will help you out.