[SATLUG] Video Cards

redpill toddwbucy at grandecom.net
Wed Jul 1 13:56:34 CDT 2009

forgot to include....vid card EVGA Nvidia 9800 GT...sound card Turtle
Beach using a C-media CMI8768 chipset...also runnning Ubuntu 9.04 amd64


On Wed, 2009-07-01 at 13:51 -0500, redpill wrote:
> Great now Im having probs with my system's vid card.  this all started
> when I decided late yesterday to reconfigure my Mythbox.  I am running
> Ubuntu 9.04 and everything runs fine until I install the nvidia drivers.
> (I have tried this both with the Ubuntu restricted drivers install
> utility and with the envyng utility and while both installed the video
> driver properly they both disabled my sound card.  I have double checked
> all of my sound settings under alsa and nothing is muted.  Once I
> un-install the video driver I get my sound back.  Not sure where to
> start troubleshooting this one.  Anyone have any ideas?
> Todd
> On Wed, 2009-07-01 at 11:45 -0500, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> > Borries Demeler wrote:
> > >> ed wrote:
> > >>> Hm.  Nice article, but the author appeared to try to find any excuse to 
> > >>> push/save ATI.  Not a bad thing -- I used to be that way myself, until I 
> > >>> had my first experience with an nVidia card under Linux.  It was like 
> > >>> night and day, and I'm not talking 5 years ago -- I'm talking now, like 
> > >>> in the last year.  I'm more at home using nVidia installation and driver 
> > >>> packages in both legacy and current cards than I ever was with ATI, and 
> > >>> the output quality seems so much better to me.  I'm there...
> > 
> > >> I agree that nVidia does a better job right now, but there is one other issue to 
> > >> consider.  If there isn't a precompiled driver for your distro, you have to 
> > >> build your own.  For me, that's not a big issue, but it might be for others.
> > > 
> > > While nVIDIA does provide some precompiled drivers, on every kernel I ever ran
> > > I had to compile it myself. Ditto for ATI, so not much of a difference there 
> > > as far as I am concerned.
> > 
> > That's true, but its one reason why Linux still has a problem with general 
> > acceptance with non-techie computer users.  I think Ubuntu and maybe RedHat have 
> > created a work around if you stay with the standard install/update process, but 
> > in general its a problem.
> > 
> >    -- Bruce

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