Re: Q: Recommended graphics cards?

2001-01-15 Thread pixel fairy

On Sun, Jan 14, 2001 at 05:30:55PM +0100, Marc Lehmann wrote:
 On Sun, Jan 14, 2001 at 05:50:43AM -0800, pixel fairy 
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  youll also need to go with ATI for hardware gamma. it wont work with
  a matrox card 
 
 Hardware gamma correction for my matrox card was introduced in
 xfree-3.3.x.  If they haven't removed it it should still work fine
 (incidentally, it does work here).

what card do you have? i saw nothing in the release notes about the mga driver
supporting gamma correction. does the xgamma command work? (if your using XF-4)



Re: Q: Recommended graphics cards?

2001-01-15 Thread Marc Lehmann

On Mon, Jan 15, 2001 at 08:05:05PM -0800, pixel fairy [EMAIL PROTECTED] 
wrote:

Could you fix your mail address? I (nor anybody else) am unable to reply to
you otherwise.

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Re: Q: Recommended graphics cards?

2001-01-14 Thread Jonathan Gift

Guillermo S. Romero / Familia Romero wrote:
 
 ATI are nice too, I had one, good 2D, and new models are supported cos
 ATI pays coders, and the code goes into XFree (I have been thinking
 about getting one again, ATI cares, and this way support will last
 longer). Matrox is good too (using one now) and they follow the same
 strategy, get somebody to do open source drivers, so people see you
 (the company) like the system (XFree and source), which does not mean
 sell less. BTW, nVidia drivers are company provided (if you want 3D, I
 believe, for 2D you can use XFree86... but should check that).

I have an ATI now but heard not so hot things about the 128. The Matrox
G400 I heard good things. nVidia seems to get people upset because of
their attitude sigh.

Thanks.

Jonathan



Re: Q: Recommended graphics cards?

2001-01-14 Thread Marc Lehmann

On Sat, Jan 13, 2001 at 11:38:08PM +0100, "Guillermo S. Romero / Familia Romero" 
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 concept of "open software", you never know when a manufacturer will
 decide "this isn't worth it", and bail on you.
 
 Interesting advice. Drivers until there are users. :]

Have you ever experienced the "I works until I go to a complicated page
in netscape, then the server crashes"-Symptom? Happens with 4.x a lot,
happens with vendor drivers most of the time. It's not fun when a vendor
does not implement some function because most people won't use it (this is
the situation under windows), and binary drivers are the first step to do
that.

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Re: Q: Recommended graphics cards?

2001-01-14 Thread Marc Lehmann

On Sun, Jan 14, 2001 at 05:50:43AM -0800, pixel fairy [EMAIL PROTECTED] 
wrote:
 youll also need to go with ATI for hardware gamma. it wont work with
 a matrox card 

Hardware gamma correction for my matrox card was introduced in
xfree-3.3.x.  If they haven't removed it it should still work fine
(incidentally, it does work here).

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Re: Q: Recommended graphics cards?

2001-01-13 Thread Bruce Burden

 
 What would one consider with the Gimp, and not games, in mind?
 What card and what amount of ram?
 
I would first look at the www.xfree86.org web site, and make
   sure that any graphics card I choose if supported by XFree86
   drivers AND NOT MANUFACTURERS DRIVERS! Aside from blowing the whole
   concept of "open software", you never know when a manufacturer will
   decide "this isn't worth it", and bail on you.

Once you have a list of cards in mind, I woud choose the one
   with the highest RAMDAC (clock speed) and memory your budget allows.
   Matrox cards and Riva TNT based cards seem to be well supported, 
   if you are looking for specific recommendations.

Bruce