You can probably find a Matrox G450 for under $100. There is no better
card for 2d, and it does have OpenGL support in XFree86 4.0.2. Of course
the 3d is slower than the Geforce2 MX, but unless your sole purpose is
building a * machine,
2d quality is more important.
One other comment on the machine: If you are going to run only Linux, the
SB Live is probably overkill, because most of its more interesting
features are only supported in the Windows drivers. You can get something
like a low-end sb pci, or a cheap ESS or yamaha card, for less that will
do everything in linux that the live will.
> I am planning on building a Linux machine using the Redhat 7
> My question is: What video card would you recommend, for around $90 to
> $100? I do a little of everything, my main
> concerns with a video card are compatibility, stability and
> resolution/refresh rate. (BSD compatibility would be nice too) I am not
> a big gamer so performance isnt a big deal, but I run my desktop at
> least at 1280 by 1040, so resolution may be an issue. I was thinking
> about the Matrox 400, but it seems to be rather pricey, for what appears
> to be an older card.
> So far this is what I have planned: Redhat Linux 7.0 ASUS A7Pro No Audio
> AMD T-Bird 1.0GHz
> 128MB PC133 RAM
> IBM Deskstar 75GXP 30GB HD
> ???Video Card???
> SB Live Value Toshiba 48x IDE CDRom Linksys NIC
> What do you think? Is this going to work?
> Thanks, Tim
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