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How would you go about choosing which graphics card to purchase. In the past I've run into situations with graphics cards whose drivers weren't that solid in Linux.

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You can find out if the card you're looking for is certified here.

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If you want to know whether a video card is supported, you have two main guides.

For free drivers, check the X.org site's list of supported cards.

For proprietary drivers, check the manufacturers' sites. Most people will be concerned with the proprietary drivers for Nvidia and ATI, the two leading video card manufacturers.

I hope that helps.

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Ya that's helpful. Thanks. –  johannix Feb 10 '11 at 19:18
    
I'd add.... search for a specific card here in askubuntu to look if there are known problems. –  luri Feb 10 '11 at 19:25
    
@johannix remember to accept the answer you found most helpful. –  myusuf3 Feb 11 '11 at 0:34

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