what is a good graphics card for ubuntu

Asked by Mark Freeman on 2008-01-11

I Want to get a good graphics card, I have returned a ATI x1950 pro because it just wouldn't work and I want to get a Nvidia one as I have found ATI dont support Ubuntu and the drivers don't work, yes I have tried!! any suggestions on a good Nvidia one around 80-90 pounds.

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2008-01-11
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2008-01-15
Dave Jones (dgjones) said : #1

I'm not up-to-date on the latest graphics cards, most of mine are old cards that work because of their age, or are ATI that I've been able to get working using restricted drivers.

A good place to look at compatibility is https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HardwareSupportComponentsVideoCards

The link to http://free3d.org/ also has some useful information.

One Nvidia card that I would particularly recommend is the Nvidia 6200 TurboCache card. It has many advantages:-
1) It is cheap
2) It is rather powerful
3) It works really well with Linux in general and,
4) It supports all the compositing effects such as those of Compiz-Fusion.

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