EVGA 8600 GTS and Linux
The compability of the EVGA 8600 GTS graphic card under linux is nearly perfect. When I tried to use the Gentoo Live CD, I had trouble starting up the X.Org Server. But after I finished my installation, and downloaded the binary nvidia drivers, X.Org Server started perfectly. The xorg.conf file that I used was generated automatically by running the “X -configure” command. No additional configuration was necessary.
As a bonus, compiz and the other compositing managers work without a hitch. I haven’t had them crash so far eighter.
I have not tested the free nv driver. But if someone has a report on it, feel free to comment.