[oclug] Poor graphics card support for linux
dan at hld.ca
Fri Aug 23 00:07:44 EDT 2002
On Thu, Aug 22, 2002 at 11:54:37PM -0400, Ross Jordan wrote:
> Not according to the mplayer developers who aren't fond of the
> ugly closed source binary drivers and general flakyness of them.
> They seem to prefer ATI and Matrox.
mplayer with nvidia drivers allows me to play divx movies in dvd quality
at full screen while using only 1% of my cpu and getting no frame loss.
It couldn't have been that hard for them :)
Here is an excerpt from the transgaming beginner's guide:
CPU Type and Speed
Recommended minimum hardware is
- 500 MHz or faster Pentium or Athlon CPU
- 64MB of memory; 128 MB or higherrecommended
- 1-2 GB free hard disk space for games
- Linux Supported 3D graphics card with 16MB of video RAM is required.
Nvidia GeForce-class GPU recommended.
They recommend nvidia and games are usually the most graphically
intensive thing that PC's do.
Dan Cardamore mailto://email@example.com http://www.hld.ca
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