On Tue, Mar 04, 2008 at 10:52:12PM -0500, Isaac Mushinsky wrote:
1) does the open nv driver work? I do not play games or really need 3D
acceleration, just want basic 2D and things like mplayer to work properly.
For basic purposes and mplayer, nv should do. It might just soak up
more CPU than a better driver would.
2) should I return nvidia card and get something else? Is there a better
reasonably working card?
I'll second the ATI suggestion. Note that whilst AMD have indicated
they will open-source the ATI GPU specs, I believe they have only
released specs for a single GPU so far and it will take some time for
the open specs to reach the X.org drivers.
Please excuse any delays as the result of my ISP's inability to implement
an MTA that is either RFC2821-compliant or matches their claimed behaviour.