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    Lightbulb Re: AMD or Nvidia Graphics Card for Linux?

    I have used both nVidia and ATI cards with Linux. I've had about the same number and pretty much the same types of problems with both. Right now, I'm using a fairly recent ATI card with very good results using the ATI proprietary driver.

    My one big problem is that I cannot install the proprietary driver in Siduction Linux. All my other distros (Ubuntu, Arch Linux, and Sabayon Linux) install it just fine.

    My problem with the FOSS driver is that it makes my video card run too hot, about 15-20 C hotter than fglrx.

    So, I have no bottom line answer. The two brands are about as good and about as bad as each other.

    Last edited by ratcheer; August 20th, 2012 at 02:32 AM. Reason: Typo
    Cyberpower PC, Core i5 2500 3.3 gHz, 8GB DDR3, ATI 6770 1GB, Samsung BX 2440 LED 1080p, 1 TB SATA III, 2 TB SATA III, Siduction Linux 64-bit

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