: I am buying a new pentium soon. I will be using it for linux mostly and
: want some advice on what video card to buy. Is there a list of good
: compatible cards somewhere? I want the highest performance card I can
: get that will be compatible with xwindows (readily compatible without
: spending a week and posting pleas for help :) ) and of course I want
You have several choices if you want 2M VRAM. I bought recently with 4M VRAM
I narrowed down to Diamond and #9 FX 771. I settled finally on #9 because
they have a 220 Mhz RAMDAC. Diamond also has 220 Mhz on some video
but they have 175 MHz on some. Both of them on the same model, 3400.
It was very difficult to get the information from the vendors.
I can't blame them too much, because the info is not printed on the
box or in the manual. So I decided to play safe and buy #9. Anyway,
#9 is an excellent card and I am very happy with it. If you are
thinking of a buying a 17 in monitor Viewsonic 17PS is a very good
You are limited to running in 16 bit with XFree and Metro-X.
Hope that helps.