[MPlayer-users] Re: best graphic card for MPlayer

The Wanderer inverseparadox at comcast.net
Mon Sep 15 21:06:45 CEST 2003

D Richard Felker III wrote:

> On Mon, Sep 15, 2003 at 11:07:45AM -0400, The Wanderer wrote:
>> I still have that card... a perfectly good 3D video card, but since
>> everyone in the household runs either Linux or MacOS X - and we
>> don't know anyone who both runs Windows and could get use out of it
>> - it's just sitting around gathering dust. >_<
> If you don't run windows, then don't buy windows hardware? Is it that
> hard? Do a simple google search or ask on irc before buying hardware
> to avoid wasting lots of money. I can understand when people who've 
> switched from windows to *nix complain that their hardware isn't 
> supported, but if you're buying the hardware and already using linux,
> you have no excuse for not checking before you buy... :)

Thing is, I thought I *had* looked, and had seen reports that "yes,
Radeon cards are supported". A friend has - I think it's a Radeon 9000+,
and that works, so I had no reason to expect the 9100 to be any
different. I seem to have just picked the *one* chipset that isn't
supported, or at least wasn't at the time.

       The Wanderer

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