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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:03 am    Post subject: nouveau: today, I gave up nvidia-drivers for good. Reply with quote

After endless hassle with not being able to update the kernel or xorg-server or what have you, I switched to nouveau. I found useful the info given here:

https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-p-6655021.html
http://en.gentoo-wiki.com/wiki/Nouveau

I'm using xfce4 with compiz as the compositor, everything works as before. I do not see any conspicuous performance degradation (although glxgears yields hardly half of the frames nvidia-drivers does).
So farewell nvidia blob and farewell xorg.conf.
Good riddance

gw


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 4:17 pm    Post subject: Re: nouveau: today, I gave up nvidia-drivers for good. Reply with quote

gw wrote:
(although glxgears yields hardly half of the frames nvidia-drivers does).
IMHO this isn't an issue... some of the X drivers scale the FPS to some optimal setting, so even if you have a lower FPS your 3d acceleration will not suffer. This is at least true of the more recent Intel GPU drivers.
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