What Graphics Card Should I Purchase?
I need to purchase a new PC and I'm worried about the graphics/display support
for Linux. *
1. I plan to buy a (probably Dell?) PC and install Linux (probably SuSE 9.0) as a dual-boot system.
2. I want to buy a 19" LCD flat panel and connect via DVI (not analog) for quality reasons. *(This requires a graphics card but I don't necessarily care about 3D graphics as much as 2D.)
3. I'd like to use an LCD panel that physically rotates (portrait/landscape) and have this work properly in both OS's. *(I'm told this requires special support by the graphics card and software.)
I've seen some web info that makes me think that getting this to work may be difficult. *But maybe if I choose the right combination of hardware/software
it will give me a much better chance. *Which graphics card and software? I'm looking for any help or advice.
Example of things I've heard/seen:
a. Nvidia 5200FX (and many other graphics cards) have DVI interfaces that are non-compliant (electrically). *They especially tend to cause problems (lock-up etc) for long cable lengths and LCD displays with more than 1280x1024.
b. Nvidia has "NVRotate" software support but apparently not for Linux.
c. Dell has a proprietary download for the ATI Radeon 9800 Pro that supports rotate but I think this is only for Windows.
d. "Pivotpro" software is only for Windows.
Am I the only person that wants this kind of a setup? *Does anyone have a proven configuration?
Any thoughts? Pointers? *