amd64 platform newbie -- what video card for x11?
itz at mushinsky.net
Wed Mar 5 04:10:39 UTC 2008
After using a FreeBSD/i386 for many years, I am getting new Intel x64 hardware
now (Core 2 Quad, Abit IP35-Pro, would like as much RAM as possible). I would
like to run amd64.
Since nvidia drivers always worked for me, I ordered one of their later cards
(8500GT), only to find out now that nvidia drivers are not there for amd64.
So my 2 questions are:
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.
2) should I return nvidia card and get something else? Is there a better
reasonably working card?
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