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Month: April 2017

Re: [trinity-users] Video card

From: Felix Miata <mrmazda@...>
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:41:53 -0400
Peter Laws composed on 2017-04-21 12:58 (UTC-0500):

> Peter Laws wrote:

>> But I can confirm that the AMD drivers aren't very good.  The problem
>> with konsole exists when I run Opera, too, in addition to Chrome.  And
>> I'm really tired of Firefox.  :-)
> Oh, and while on the topic ...  When this system is replaced, which
> graphics card should I get?  I am NOT a heavy user of the video
> capabilities of any card, just want something that Just Works.  :-)

I have multiple TDE installations on multiple distros using various aged ATI,
Intel and NVidia gfxcards, all of which "just work" with TDE using FOSS video
drivers exclusively. Proprietary drivers, requiring proprietary tools and manual
intervention to install, remove and maintain, are anathema to categorization as
"just working".

If there's any one important characteristic for choosing a "just works" gfxcard
for Linux, it's making sure it is not a design or model that was initially
introduced within 9-12 months or so before the release of your distro.
"The wise are known for their understanding, and pleasant
words are persuasive." Proverbs 16:21 (New Living Translation)

 Team OS/2 ** Reg. Linux User #211409 ** a11y rocks!

Felix Miata  ***