What do you guys do about graphics cards

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William5565
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Hello everybody

Okay so I have tried installing Trisquel on computers before and what I found is that the graphics card is often not properly supported so it can't power the full display resolution as the proprietary driver thats required to make it work has been removed. I have also found that getting multiple monitors to work is a problem as well as usually only one monitor is supported.

Magic Banana

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Most of us use Intel graphical chipsets. If your processor has it, I suggest you physically remove the graphical card. Not only you will get the maximal resolution, multiple monitor support, and better performances for some tasks (such as video decoding, if I remember well) but you will save energy too!

Now, if you have an AMD processor, you can search for old (but very well supported) nVidia cards such as the GeForce 8400GS.

William5565
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Okay so it's better to use Intel graphics as Nvidia and ATI are not well supported.

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> Okay so I have tried installing Trisquel on computers before and
> what I found is that the graphics card is often not properly
> supported so it can't power the full display resolution as the
> proprietary driver thats required to make it work has been removed.

Here's a good resource for finding graphics cards that don't require proprietary firmware. https://h-node.org/videocards/catalogue/en

> I have also found that getting multiple monitors to work is a
> problem as well as usually only one monitor is supported.

I've never had this problem, but that may be because my video card works with free firmware.

ADFENO
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Color management? Do you mean brightness keys?

2018-01-23T11:31:34+0100 name at domain wrote:
> Thanks for sharing. I have tried this one:
>
> https://h-node.org/videocards/view/en/1792/GK104--GeForce-GTX-680---rev-a1-/1/1/undef/undef/undef/undef/video-card-works/undef
>
> but with nouveau it is too slow. Also the color management doesn't
> seem to work. So I had to install the NVIDIA driver :(

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ADFENO
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> In KDE Plasma > System Settings > Color Management I have specified
> the color profiles which should be used but when I install nouveau I
> see the desktop colors as non-color managed (more saturated that they
> should be) which tells me that perhaps color management doesn't work
> properly.

Color management works here in default Trisquel 7 desktop environment,
I'm using nouveau.

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For performance gtx770 with 4gb, and cheap one, 730gt with 2gb of GDDR5.

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Hmm, just to point out you are inciting the installation of a non-free driver on a free software forum, and that goes against the rules. You should now throw your guitar out of the window and buy another one. The next time you'll think twice before making RMS angry again. (yes, he called me, he's very angry right now)

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>everyone is running proprietary microcode

Why would you assume I am part of 'everyone'. You are wrong, mate Joe, my cpu runs on hamsters.

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You are mean :(

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Kepler are best supported card by nouveau. NVIDIA driver will be faster but not much more. With nouveau you must to run reclock commands for run the card to full clocks (very very easy). With gtx770 you will be able to run any 3d game with no stutter, with similar performance to NVIDIA's driver.