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Re: [gNewSense-users] Tool in repos suggesting non-free drivers


From: Bruno Miguel
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] Tool in repos suggesting non-free drivers
Date: Tue, 1 Jul 2008 09:32:42 +0100

So, between Nouveau, Vesa and VGA, what would you recommend for an
NVidia GForce FX 5600 (old one, I know)?

On Tue, Jul 1, 2008 at 9:28 AM, Eric Padman <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Tue, 2008-07-01 at 05:49 +0100, Bruno Miguel wrote:
>> Hi
>>
>> I was trying to find a tool in gNS repositories that could help me
>> easily configure my xorg.conf to work with the free nvidia driver and
>> I stumbled across envyng. This little tool seems to suggests the
>> instalation of non-free NVidia and ATI drivers, as you can see by this
>> screenshot: 
>> http://pictload.plixweb.fr/pics/0d436ebe47fbeb0aa048c5ccfcc852a7.png
>>
>> Since I'm writing this email, does anyone know a simple way to make
>> Xorg work with the free NVidia drivers? I think mine is using the Vesa
>> driver. At least, that is the interpretation I make from this:
>>
>> Section "Device"
>>       Identifier      "Configured Video Device"
>> EndSection
>>
>> Recording screencasts with this can be a real pain, a real *slow* pain.
>>
>> Peace;
>> Bruno Miguel
>>
>>
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>
> Hi,
>
> Xorg in Ubuntu (and therefore gNewSense) seems to be configured with
> displayconfig-gtk as root. It is in the gnome menu ´╗┐but it is not shown
> by default. It is labelled as Screens and Graphics in the Other section.
>
> I have a ~6 year old Dell which has the free Intel drivers and my
> xorg.conf shows the same Device section.
>
> The x.org wiki [http://wiki.x.org/wiki/nv] says that the free NVidia
> (nv) video driver doesn't offer hardware acceleration which would
> explain the slowness when recording screencasts.
>
> Cheers,
> Eric (MentalNotes)
>
>

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