Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

460 posts

Ultimate Geek
Inactive user

Topic # 12577 25-Mar-2007 23:11
Send private message

Hello guys.

I'm looking at buying a laptop to dual-boot between XP and Ubuntu with Beryl & all that fancy pants graphics.

Now I know there is some issues with chipsets & things when it comes to AIGLX or Beryl. I was hoping some of you brainy guys could provide a list or two of things to avoid? Ie is there a certain chipset that sucks?

Are ATI graphics cards OK with AIGLX/XGL whatever?

I am looking around the $1000+ range for a laptop. Hoping to score a ~2ghz with 1gb ddr. I'm just unsure about the chipsets & compatibility.

Create new topic
216 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 35

  Reply # 65376 28-Mar-2007 22:53
Send private message

Avoid ATi. Go for nVidia. I saw a number of laptops with nVidia graphics in Harvey Norman the other day. Can't recall the pricing on them. If you want to test beryl on it, take a sabayon DVD and ask to boot from it. If they won't let you, go to another retailer.

460 posts

Ultimate Geek
Inactive user

  Reply # 65385 29-Mar-2007 00:24
Send private message

Woops too late. I was hoping you wouldnt say that. Got a laptop with a 9700 pro. 128mb though.

Cheers for your help.


4314 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 155

Mod Emeritus
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 65388 29-Mar-2007 00:48
Send private message

I have a 9700 in my Inspiron 9100. Very good card actually (I'm an nvidia fan)

460 posts

Ultimate Geek
Inactive user

  Reply # 65389 29-Mar-2007 00:57
Send private message

Holy cow that was a quick response Brad for 1am!

Yeah I'd just looked at the Ubuntu site & Xorg should be OK for it. Yeah I'm a nVidia fanboy really but I've heard alot of good things about the 9700 Pro. It seems to be one of the famous good cards. Like the Geforce3. Long live the Geforce3.

3 posts

Wannabe Geek

  Reply # 67573 18-Apr-2007 17:36
Send private message

Try Mepis 6.5 Its a live CD, but proberly requires HDD install for Beryl to work with ATI cards.
NVidia cards can run Beryl off the live cd with no HDD install neccessary.

Create new topic

Donate via Givealittle

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:

News »

Amazon introduces new Kindle with adjustable front light
Posted 21-Mar-2019 20:14

A call from the companies providing internet access for the great majority of New Zealanders, to the companies with the greatest influence over social media content
Posted 19-Mar-2019 15:21

Two e-scooter companies selected for Wellington trial
Posted 15-Mar-2019 17:33

GeForce GTX 1660 available now
Posted 15-Mar-2019 08:47

Artificial Intelligence to double the rate of innovation in New Zealand by 2021
Posted 13-Mar-2019 14:47

LG demonstrates smart home concepts at LG InnoFest
Posted 13-Mar-2019 14:45

New Zealanders buying more expensive smartphones
Posted 11-Mar-2019 09:52

2degrees Offers Amazon Prime Video to Broadband Customers
Posted 8-Mar-2019 14:10

D-Link ANZ launches D-Fend AC2600 Wi-Fi Router Protected by McAfee
Posted 7-Mar-2019 11:09

Slingshot commissions celebrities to design new modems
Posted 5-Mar-2019 08:58

Symantec Annual Threat Report reveals more ambitious, destructive and stealthy attacks
Posted 28-Feb-2019 10:14

FUJIFILM launches high performing X-T30
Posted 28-Feb-2019 09:40

Netflix is killing content piracy says research
Posted 28-Feb-2019 09:33

Trend Micro finds shifting threats require kiwis to rethink security priorities
Posted 28-Feb-2019 09:27

Mainfreight uses Spark IoT Asset Tracking service
Posted 28-Feb-2019 09:25

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.