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On Fri, 11 Jul 2008 18:50:42 -0400
Nick Lidakis <email@example.com> wrote:
> Frank McCormick wrote:
> > Thanks Brian, but I think I am gonna get myself an Nvidia-based
> > card
> The NVIDIA card might not be any better. I have issues, with the
> proprietary drivers, with slow scrolling using either a Quadro NVS 285
> or a GTX 7800 on a 1600x1200 DVI panel. The open source driver is worse.
> With Firefox 2 or 3, scrolling on sites like Slashdot
> (e.g.,:http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/06/26/1729252 and this
> site seems very sluggish as well:
> http://shame.tuxfamily.org/repo/?cat=1) can be very slow and peg my CPU
> to %100.
Hummn.Tried both sites and they work well on my machine - the shame site
does tend to drive up the cpu needle.
> Supposedly, it's a known problem. Check out this thread at the official
> Nvidia Linux forums:
> Borrowing a small laptop at work with Windows XP and an older Intel
> integrated video card show no scrolling problems whatsoever. That 1000+
> Slashdot thread scrolls by super fast in FF 2 or 3.
Woof. There's those evil letters again.
> If you still want to try the Nvidia card you can pick up a PCI-e or AGP
> Quadro NVS (fanless and 15 watts max power consumption) on eBay for
> about ten to twenty dollars. Make sure you get the right cable for it;
> you need either the Y cable that has dual DVI or VGA.
> Here's one card that is selling with either:
> http://cgi.ebay.com/NVIDIA-Quadro-NVS-285-Dual-Display-PCI-E-x16-Video-Card_W0QQitemZ160260145616QQihZ006QQcategoryZ3762Q QssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
Talk about service...a link to the card....I'll drop a bid on it and
we'll see what happens.
Thanks and cheers!
Frank -- firstname.lastname@example.org
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