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[directfb-dev] Re: Actuality of the status page of the graphiccards driver
Andreas Kotes wrote:
Please stop advertising the Matrox cards so aggressively - at least not the new ones. From the technical point of view they are definitely ways to expensive and not worth their money unless you need one of the special features no other card provides. Matrox never actively supported driver development, no need to flatter them.Hello, * Otto Wyss <firstname.lastname@example.org> [20040111 19:35]:How actual is the status page of the graphics card driver? Does it reflect the current state of the drivers? If not could someone bring it up to date?well, this is being worked on in a different place ..BTW I had to search the web pages since I didn't expect the driver status under "Modules". Maybe you should change it to a better name. I'm planning to buy a new graphic card but like to get one which is working with DirectFB. The choices I consider are Nvidia FX-5200 (128MB, sFr. 137.-) or ATI Raedon 9200 (64MB, 128.-) or if nothing helps Matrox G550 (32MB, 174.-). What would you advice me?depends on what you want to do, and what you expect. None of the other cards is as well supported by DirectFB as the Matrox G550.
If you simply need a well-supported card for DirectFB get a used one G200, G400 or so from Ebay - you should not need to spend more than 30-40EUR. The 2D performance should suit all your needs and the advanced 3D features are of no use for you.
If you want to build a SetTopBox or anything similiar you could consider buying an EPIA board, the onchip CLE266 graphics chipset is pretty well supported. Well - the driver is pretty young but development is going on rapidly. And these mainboards with CPU cost all-inclusive less than you would need to spend for one of the graphics cards you mentioned.
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