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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 1:08 pm    Post subject: nouveau xorg.conf question Reply with quote

I switched to nouveau drivers using my nvidia video card and I'd like some input into the correct xorg.conf settings. Here is waht I have right now:

My card is not buffering video very well using vlc and I'm going to play with the xorg.conf to see if that is the problem.
I'm reall not sure what these these setting do:

Disable "dri"
Disable "dri2"
Load "glx"

thanks

Code:


Section "ServerLayout"
   Identifier     "X.org Configured"
   Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
   InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
   InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "Files"
   ModulePath   "/usr/lib64/xorg/modules"
   FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/misc/"
   FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/TTF/"
   FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/OTF/"
   FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/Type1/"
   FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/100dpi/"
   FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi/"
EndSection

Section "Module"
#   Load  "dri2"
#   Load  "dbe"
#   Load  "record"
#   Load  "extmod"
#   Load  "dri"
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   Disable "dri"
   Disable "dri2"
   Load  "glx"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
   Identifier  "Keyboard0"
   Driver      "kbd"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
   Identifier  "Mouse0"
   Driver      "mouse"
   Option       "Protocol" "auto"
   Option       "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
   Option       "ZAxisMapping" "4 5 6 7"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
   Identifier   "Monitor0"
   VendorName   "Monitor Vendor"
   ModelName    "Monitor Model"
EndSection

Section "Device"
   Identifier  "Card0"
   Driver      "nouveau"
   BusID       "PCI:2:0:0"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
   Identifier "Screen0"
   Device     "Card0"
   Monitor    "Monitor0"
   SubSection "Display"
      Viewport   0 0
      Depth     1
   EndSubSection
   SubSection "Display"
      Viewport   0 0
      Depth     4
   EndSubSection
   SubSection "Display"
      Viewport   0 0
      Depth     8
   EndSubSection
   SubSection "Display"
      Viewport   0 0
      Depth     15
   EndSubSection
   SubSection "Display"
      Viewport   0 0
      Depth     16
   EndSubSection
   SubSection "Display"
      Viewport   0 0
      Depth     24
   EndSubSection
EndSection






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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The correct xorg.conf is *no* xorg.conf. Remove it completely.

A full, everything-including-the-kitchen-sink xorg.conf is a thing of the past. If you do have a good reason to configure something (can't think of any reason with nouveau), you write the one section you're configuring and only that one section.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have my xorg.conf split up.

A section for adding extra fonts,
one for input (just shuts out extraneous verbiage from the log file),
one for button mapping for mouse,
and a minimal one for nouveau
Code:
Section "Screen"
    Identifier     "Screen0"
    Device         "Device0"
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier     "Device0"
    Driver         "nouveau"
    VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
    Option         "Backingstore" "true"
EndSection


And the main one for setting blank, standby and offtime for the monitor. (I dislike it going to sleep)

Truthfully if you accept the defaults, you don't need much of one at all.
When I was using the proprietary nvidia drivers I had a few more lines.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gusar wrote:
The correct xorg.conf is *no* xorg.conf. Remove it completely.

A full, everything-including-the-kitchen-sink xorg.conf is a thing of the past. If you do have a good reason to configure something (can't think of any reason with nouveau), you write the one section you're configuring and only that one section.



wow! what a difference. I have a 194 meg movie running using vlc and all is good.

Thanks!
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