December 30th, 2003

gromit

Now I remember...

... why I had stopped doing the active computer and gaming geek thing.

It gets pretty damn expensive. After struggling to get X working on Moya for a couple of hours last night, I finally broke down and bought a new video card for her this morning. If I remember correctly the card I currently have is probably about 3 years old and it really doesn't like being forced to run the newer versions of X.

So I just bought a card that still shows up in Tom's Hardware guide as a fairly good card... even compared to the newest and meanest (and most obscenely expensive) cards. It benchmarks at about 85% of what the absolute top of the line cards do while being about 33% of the price. Even more promising, the maker just released updated linux drivers for XFree 4.3 today (so I'm pretty damn psyched).

Now I just have to wait and see how long it takes to get here...
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    My mom's holiday music.... Gah!!! Make it stop!!!