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    The best graphic card?

    Hello, i got a Dell inspiron mini with a Intel GMA500 Poulsbo, that is not supported well by ubuntu, so some things like games, videos etc etc not run well too, i install a pack for a better functionality of my system, it is more usefull now but i want more, so i want buy another graphic card, what card would be the best or will really work fine?

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    Re: The best graphic card?

    There really is no practical way to upgrade a video card in a mini laptop. I suggest installing a lighter version of ubuntu called Lubuntu.

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    Re: The best graphic card?

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfen69 View Post
    There really is no practical way to upgrade a video card in a mini laptop. I suggest installing a lighter version of ubuntu called Lubuntu.
    mate i want buy another video card, not upgrade it hehe, for that i ask what are the best video cards for ubuntu

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    Re: The best graphic card?

    You are running a laptop, right? How do you plan on replacing your current card with a new one? Video cards in laptops are generally soldered to the motherboard.

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    Re: The best graphic card?

    I have an Acer netbook with this same Intel Poulsbo GMA 500 integrated graphics. Yes, I too have struggled with Ubuntu support. No, it is not really practical to upgrade or replace the graphics card in one of these things. Just buy a new laptop if you can't put up with the Linux experience on it or stick to Windows. I like my Acer, but I'm planning to replace it pretty soon with something that plays better with Linux.

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    Re: The best graphic card?

    oh, so i can't remplace it, i thing that i will sold my laptop and buy a new one, thanks for all

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    Re: The best graphic card?

    What would be a recommended graphics card for a PC then, when we talk about Nvdia cards. I will most likely upgrade my graphics card in the future, and I would like to know what brand or type of card would perform best on Linux Ubuntu.

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    Re: The best graphic card?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jezzze View Post
    What would be a recommended graphics card for a PC then, when we talk about Nvdia cards. I will most likely upgrade my graphics card in the future, and I would like to know what brand or type of card would perform best on Linux Ubuntu.
    If you don't need top of the line, any GT400 or GT500 series card is a good choice. You'll get good performance at a reasonable price.

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    Re: The best graphic card?

    Thanks, I thought to myself, if I would buy a new card, I better buy a card that would be best supported by Linux. Currently using an ATI Radeon card, support of Linux could be better in my opinion.

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