Re: Cheap PCI graphic cards for GNOME Shell

On Mon, 2011-06-13 at 13:57 -0400, Jeff Fortin wrote:
> Except that it hurts my environmentally-conscious self to "throw away"
> those desktop machines that are in working order, just lacking a good
> video card.
+1, we share same mindset here

> eBay listings for PCI video cards are generally littered with
> - ATI Radeon 9200/9250 (which are R200 if I recall correctly)
> - nVIDIA MX4000 (of the NV10 family; too old?)

It appears so.

> - nVIDIA FX5200/FX5500 (of the NV30 family)
> Usually priced at 30$ or so. Perhaps the NV30 cards (such as the geforce
> FX 5200 and 5500) would be the only viable option? (if the hardware is
> fast enough)
> Looking at , I'm not
> sure whether or not they are "expected" to run GNOME Shell as good as
> the radeon/intel drivers...

This thread is parallel to one I started two days ago. Here:

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