Nouveau To Enter The Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Kernel

Conrad Knauer atheoi at
Tue Nov 24 04:06:06 GMT 2009

On Mon, Nov 23, 2009 at 6:49 PM, David Gerard <dgerard at> wrote:

>> Nouveau, the open source Nvidia driver project, is poised to
>> become a part of the Ubuntu 10.04 LTS kernel.
> Oh, cool!
> (Performance is still not great and 3D acceleration is largely absent.
> However, nouveau now slightly usable as opposed to "abandon hope all
> ye who are not actively coding on this project.")

This is excellent progress! :)  I have in the past gone out of my way
(both literally and figuratively) to avoid Nvidia cards/chipsets due
to their lack of a good libre driver.  Looking forward to the day when
I can get wobbly windows on the old Nvidia cards I've been given
without a proprietary driver (e.g. just from a Live CD).


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