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Thread: [SOLVED] Best video card???

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    [SOLVED] Best video card???

    Hello Everyone,
    Is there a best video card for 7.10??? I'm currently using an ATI 9250 and everytime I restart or reboot I have to reset the resolution and for it to take affect I have to log out and back in again. This is rather annoying!

    Thank You,
    Barrie

    Okay, lacking an opinion on this who has a video card that doesn't require being reset at every boot/restart?
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    Re: Best video card???

    i find the nvidia cards work better in ubuntu, i've got a 8400 that works well and a 6000 series that works well too.

    Thanks

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    Re: Best video card???

    I prefer the Intel GMA (onboard) graphics any day as it is supported by free software drivers.

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    Re: Best video card???

    "Best video card" is very subjective. If your primary motivation for buying a new video card is that you have to reconfigure your current card every time you boot, if you post more information (specifically what you do to "reset" the resolution), I'm sure that someone can get your current card working fairly easily.
    Don't try to make something "fast" until you are able to quantify "slow".

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    Re: Best video card???

    Quote Originally Posted by vor View Post
    "Best video card" is very subjective. If your primary motivation for buying a new video card is that you have to reconfigure your current card every time you boot, if you post more information (specifically what you do to "reset" the resolution), I'm sure that someone can get your current card working fairly easily.
    Yes, to be more specific I have it set at 1024x768 @ 75 and when the machine goes through either a warm/cold reboot it starts out @ 800x600.

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    Re: Best video card???

    Do you have the restricted drivers installed for your video card?

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    Re: Best video card???

    Have you looked at the xorg settings? Specifically Screen:

    Files File pathnames
    ServerFlags Server flags
    Module Dynamic module loading
    InputDevice Input device description
    Device Graphics device description
    VideoAdaptor Xv video adaptor description
    Monitor Monitor description
    Modes Video modes descriptions
    Screen Screen configuration
    ServerLayout Overall layout
    DRI DRI-specific configuration
    Vendor Vendor-specific configuration

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    Re: Best video card???

    according to this site http://free3d.org/

    ATI Radeon X850 is very well supported with open source R300 drivers
    If you can find it, it may be a good solution for both open source drivers and mediocre performance. (BTW X850 is alternative of Nvidia 6800 in performance)

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    Re: Best video card???

    its probobly just something with your /etc/X11/xorg.conf

    would you post the command: cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf

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    Re: Best video card???

    I've got an ASUS 8800GT 512MB and 8600GT both working flawlessly.

    But, the others are right - you should be able to get the other card working.

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