Re: Mach Speed motherboard w/onboard video

From: Alan Cox
Date: Fri Dec 10 2004 - 16:53:11 EST

> I did place the order for the board, and a cheap Chaintech Gforce 5200
> video card in case the onboard doesn't work out for this app. The
> existing card, a 4 meg rage based card, apparently is not well
> supported by xorg's code, if the blanker is allowed to kick in, the
> recovery when the mouse is moved or a key is hit, is to a totally
> trashed screen & one must find the pager and switch screens to effect
> a redraw. Minor detail, but a pita anyway.

An external video card will give you materially better performance
anyway and if you are doing real time stuff help in a few other ways.

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