On a different front...
Posted Apr 12, 2007 18:00 UTC (Thu) by phiggins
In reply to: On a different front...
Parent article: Two examples of abandoned hardware
I'm really kicking myself for buying an nVidia card now. I just upgraded from Fedora 5 to Fedora 6 over the weekend and had to switch to the "legacy" driver. Now I see lockups that I've never seen before, all GLX apps crash the X server, and these problems all go away if I use the nv driver. But then Xorg takes huge amounts of CPU time and my desktop is sluggish.
I then decided I would buy a Matrox card because they always had such excellent Linux driver support, but I see that the only reasonably priced cards available are the G450 and G550 series, which are ages old, and people are now complaining about lockups with them on recent kernels.
Going through the cards for sale at Newegg, it appears that ATI and nVidia are the ONLY players left in town, and they're exactly the manufacturers I don't want to buy a card from. How do I show my displeasure if I can't even vote with my dollars? Where is the alternative?
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