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Graphic card question?

Link to this post 03 Jun 09

Hi there!

I'm looking for a simple graphic card for my server. I actualy have a server with an intergrated Graphic card (with no TV OUT) cause actualy, I don't use any monitor on it.

I'd like to link it directely with my TV so see some DivX...etc. So I need a TV OUT, and a new graphic card. I don't play with it, I don't use OpenOffice or others things. I realy need something simple.... And linux compliant.

I saw that (sorry, that's in french) :
Club 3D Radeon‚Ñ¢ HD 3450 256 Mo
http://www.materiel.net/ctl/Cartes_graphiques/36506-Radeon_HD_3450_256_Mo.html

Do you think it'll be ok on a debian?

Thanks!

Link to this post 03 Jun 09

castrogne wrote:

Hi there!

I'm looking for a simple graphic card for my server. I actualy have a server with an intergrated Graphic card (with no TV OUT) cause actualy, I don't use any monitor on it.

I'd like to link it directely with my TV so see some DivX...etc. So I need a TV OUT, and a new graphic card. I don't play with it, I don't use OpenOffice or others things. I realy need something simple.... And linux compliant.

I saw that (sorry, that's in french) :
Club 3D Radeon‚Ñ¢ HD 3450 256 Mo
http://www.materiel.net/ctl/Cartes_graphiques/36506-Radeon_HD_3450_256_Mo.html

Do you think it'll be ok on a debian?

Thanks!

I believe that card uses an ATI chipset. Historically, Linux and ATI do not play nice. If all you want to do is watch vids on a TV screen, then if I were you, I'd go with a mid-range NVidia-based card that has TV-OUT.

Link to this post 03 Jun 09

Ok thanks,

Anyway, I just saw that I don't have any PCI-E slot... Do you thnig that this PCI card will be fine?

Twintech GeForce FX 5200 128 Mo PCI
http://www.materiel.net/ctl/Cartes_graphiques/41455-GeForce_FX_5200_128_Mo_PCI.html

Thanks!

Link to this post 04 Jun 09

castrogne wrote:

Ok thanks,

Anyway, I just saw that I don't have any PCI-E slot... Do you thnig that this PCI card will be fine?

Twintech GeForce FX 5200 128 Mo PCI
http://www.materiel.net/ctl/Cartes_graphiques/41455-GeForce_FX_5200_128_Mo_PCI.html

Thanks!

Yeah, good catch about PCI-e.

According to NVidia's website, that chipset (GeForce FX 5200) is supported by their driver:

http://www.nvidia.com/object/IO_18897.html

Evidently, you have to use a legacy driver (version 173.14.xx), though, see here:

http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_display_ia32_173.14.18.html

I can't guarantee it will work, but in my experience, the NVidia drivers have worked with my NVidia cards 100% of the time, and performed to my satisfaction.

good luck!

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