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Gt240 or hd5570

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September 1, 2011 8:52:14 PM

which one would operate better in Linux. im probably gonna use linux mint if that helps.

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a b 5 Linux
September 1, 2011 8:54:53 PM

Traditionally, NVidia cards have always played better with Linux than ATI ones.
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September 1, 2011 8:58:59 PM

thanks, now for the linux drivers is there like a certain site i can get them for mint, or can i use the ones from the nvidia website?
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a b 5 Linux
September 2, 2011 5:21:04 AM

It's even mo-bettah than that: once installed, Mint will ask you if you want to install the closed-source Nvidia driver on first boot.

You can, of course, always download the Nvidia drivers from Nvidia and install them yourself, however note that if you take this approach, when the kernel gets upgraded via the update manager (a little program that essentially takes the place of all of those annoying Windows apps that always check to see if there's a new version of the software; however it does it for any software installed through the package manager), you will need to manually re-build the Nvidia drivers since it doesn't happen automagically anymore
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a b 5 Linux
September 2, 2011 6:37:45 AM

The manual rebuild problem can be avoided by using DKMS. Here's a guide that shows you how to do it with Ubuntu. You can follow a similar procedure with other distributions.
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September 2, 2011 9:48:04 PM

yeah im a complete linux noob. its my first time looking into linux. so letting mint install the drivers would be better for a noob like me?
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a b 5 Linux
September 2, 2011 11:23:52 PM

Ijack said:
The manual rebuild problem can be avoided by using DKMS. Here's a guide that shows you how to do it with Ubuntu. You can follow a similar procedure with other distributions.


Huh, you learn something new every day (I figured something like this existed but never bothered to look into it)
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September 5, 2011 8:01:05 AM

computernugget said:
which one would operate better in Linux. im probably gonna use linux mint if that helps.



I have a ati radeon 6950 2gb which I'm selling for 230 shipped. It works with linux. There is driver for ati. It actually
great driver coming from ati. At the first few driver didn't work well with linux but now they have great driver for my
ati card. This card is great for gaming in linux.
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September 6, 2011 1:15:34 AM

Best answer selected by ComputerNugget.
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