[CALUG] Looking for advice

Ainsley ainsley.gibson at gmail.com
Tue Feb 12 16:42:05 EST 2019

Hi Wes,

The latest Linux kernel has builtin support for the AMD GPUs without any special firmware downloads. I’m not sure if Nvidia silk requires that you download drivers from their site. I know historically they did not play well with Linux? 

Several of the more modern GPUs will support 2, 3 or 4 monitors. 


> On Feb 12, 2019, at 13:45, Wes Westhaver <wes at westhaver.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I would like to purchase a desktop computer, install Linux (Ubuntu or
> Mint?), and attach two (possibly three) monitors to it. Can anyone here
> provide guidance on what desktop systems and video cards are well supported
> by Linux?
> I'm probably going to purchase some refurbished equipment from
> PCLiquidations (https://www.pcliquidations.com/) since I'm on a tight
> budget. 
> Until now, I've only had experience with using Linux as a server (mostly
> headless). But I want to get away from MS-Windows and go completely Linux.
> Any advice would be very much appreciated.
> -Wes
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