[Digikam-users] Hardware Advice Please

Simon Cropper simoncropper at fossworkflowguides.com
Sun Nov 3 23:39:26 GMT 2013

On 04/11/13 07:46, Peter Mc Donough wrote:
> Am 03.11.2013 20:04, schrieb Mick Sulley:
>> I am about to build a new desktop PC.  I think the most demanding task
>> will be DigiKam and I would welcome advice on components.
>> ...
>> the quality of the graphics card will affect the performance when
>> running DigiKam.  It will be running Debian.
>> Any thoughts, experiences or advice would be most welcome.
> Hi,
> It might be a good idea to look for a graphics card with open GL and
> open Cl capabilities under Linux right out of the box so that your
> programs can profit from the power of the graphics processor. A good
> indicator is whether the card will provide 3D without a proprietary driver.
> Try google: debian open gl graphics card, there
> http://mgltools.scripps.edu/documentation/how-to/hardware-opengl
> cu
> Peter
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I second Peter.

I have seen many people come undone by buying the latest and greatest 
only to find the supplier has only catered for MS Windows Users -- NO 

Some where on the Debian site you will find details of cards that are 


Pick the best you can afford to prolong the life of the Linux Box.

Remember though you need to scale up all components to match the best 
you have - CPU + Memory + Motherboard.

I also think it is important that you get a card that has Linux drivers. 
I found working with the nvidia frustrating and difficult, especially 
when trying to apply colour profiles to my dual display setup. Using the 
native driver is extremely simple.

Cheers Simon

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