Re: Cheap PCI graphic cards for GNOME Shell

On Mon, Jun 13, 2011 at 12:27 AM, Jeff Fortin <web kiddo free fr> wrote:
> Hey there,
> Most of my family members run cheap desktops from 5-10 years ago. Intel 865
> or older graphics. No AGP or PCI-E ports.
> I'm looking for recommendations for graphic cards that
> - Can run GNOME Shell in a fluid manner
> - Are PCI (not PCI express or AGP)
> - Are dirt cheap/easy to find
> Bonus points for fanless cards.
> I'll be using whatever open source drivers are available (that probably
> means the r300/r400/r500/r600 free Radeon drivers or the Nouveau drivers,
> since I'm guessing those are the most reliable to run GNOME3 on, except
> Intel drivers). Screen resolution will typically be 1024x768 or 1280x1024.
> I'm sure I'm not the only one here who has to upgrade old machines that are,
> otherwise, perfectly good...

I think software GL may be a better solution in your case. It might be
ready for GNOME 3.2.



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