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i92guboj
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2014 2:39 pm    Post subject: What GPU for a laptop Reply with quote

Hi.

I'm in search of a second hand laptop. It will probably be a core2. But I am not sure what GPU to choose.

I want to use an open source driver. I am completely sure about that. I have been using Radeon cards for many years. And the radeon driver works ok, most of the time.

I'd like to know if the current status of the intel and nouveau drivers is is as good.I'm mostly concerned about stability, multi-monitor support, kms and xransr. Not so much about performance.

Please, share your thoughts on this one :)
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krinn
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2014 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Go for intel, no idea if they are better, but i think one gentoo dev is also intel drivers dev, so will have someone to cry against :)
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2014 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Definitely intel. You'll have least trouble with it.
I don't know about nvidia but current opensource radeons need blobs to work properly (and to not hang your system on gentoo hardened).
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2014 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Intel, nothing else.
AMD/ATI will never work 100% well, nVidia opensource is nothing compared to the proprietary counterpart.
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