In search of a video card

Warren Block wblock at
Thu May 14 21:54:29 UTC 2009

On Thu, 14 May 2009, Rick C. Petty wrote:
> I just bought an nVidia and an ATI on newegg for under $30 each (plus
> mail-in rebates), buth PCI x16, DVI+VGA, 512MB.  I have tried them both on
> amd64 and this is what I've discovered:
> - The ATI is quite fast for xvideo (via mplayer) and somewhat fast on 3D,
> there seems to be some cursor-related artifacts (I've tried a number of
> cards with the same results).

If you mean flickering lines around the cursor in certain screen 
columns, try a software cursor.  The downside of that is that X 
coredumps when you switch back to it from vty:

-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA

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