Re: New PC
From: Måns Rullgård (mru_at_kth.se)
Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2003 13:53:12 +0100
Richard Corden <email@example.com> writes:
> firstname.lastname@example.org (Måns Rullgård) writes:
>> The SiS650 series is supported, but only for 2D. There will be no 3D
>> support unless SiS releases specs for the chips. So far, they have
>> denied to do so. Look for something with an ATI graphics board.
> Unless you'll want TV out. ATI do not seem as proactive as some of
> the other vendors with regard to tv-out support. At least for me
> whats available did not work, and cards which do work have limited
> support, e.g. AFAIK you cannot play DVDs with tv-out on ATI cards.
> NVIDIA actually supply linux drivers, and from what I've read they
> also support the tv-out funcationlity pretty much fully.
Remeber that the nvidia drivers are binary only. If they cause you
trouble, nobody is going to help. Some people have had trouble with
crashing nvidia drivers, for others they seem to work.
> People have different requirements for their machines, and once the
> hardware that your most concerned about is working then you can play
> around with the other stuff.
> IMPORTANT, if you'll need the modem do a search first, or be prepared
> to by an alternative. Some softmodems are supported quite well,
> others quite badly, and for some you'll even need to pay money to get
> decent drivers.
An external rs232 modem should be cheap, so don't spend too much
effort on finding a compatible builtin one. Besides, who uses modems
-- Måns Rullgård email@example.com