It just seems to me that in linux you have to know about all that stuff. And yes, while it was cool to actually git (whatever that is..seems to download sourcecode) and then compile my own drivers, I spend many hours trying to figure that out, and in the end it was all for nothing. Now personally, I don't even mind that all that much, and I'm sure I can learn how to do it, I'm just off the opinion for something as low-level as a gfx driver I shouldn't have to.
BTW I have a x2 4200+ @ 2,6ghz, 2GB ram, but even low-rez xvid videos are blocky as hell and stutter all over the place. I don't dare to open an HD video :-)
Gosh, I'm really sorry, again I really don't mean to sound like I'm bashing Linux, I just kinda wanted to say how it is for me.
The funny thing is just a few months ago I still had my x800gto card (fan broke...aaaarggh), which would have probably worked fine and I assume I would be in awe about all the nice effect that compiz thing would give me. I also still have a FX5200 lying around, how are the nvideo linux drivers? Worth a shot? On the other hand I really don't wanna put in an old video card :-)
bridgman, any *loose* timeline? Trying to decide if I should wipe the partition or not :-)