potential hardware issues
I want to buy a new (pre-built) computer, as my current one is a bit old. I've gotten some help from my local Linux users group, but there are still a few things that I'm unsure of:
* If I get a motherboard with onboard graphics and put a PCIe x16 video card in it, will the onboard graphics give me trouble? (e.g. sucking power even though unused, confusing Linux)
* Should I just disregard remarks from retailers like the following one?
"Due to different Linux support condition provided by chipset vendors, please download Linux driver from chipset vendors' website or 3rd party website."
* And the most important one of all: I need to be able to hibernate, and preferably sleep as well, my new machine WITH the video card's full drivers installed. (By "full drivers" I mean nvidia's driver for their cards, and the equivalents for other manufacturers.) Is this as much of an issue with Linux anymore? I've only been able to find threads about this (not just on this forum) that are at least a year old.