Fwd: [Ubuntu-gaming] AMD/ATI vs NVIDIA vs Intel

Christopher James Halse Rogers chalserogers at gmail.com
Mon Jul 6 03:14:56 UTC 2009


On Sun, 2009-07-05 at 22:03 -0400, Danny Piccirillo wrote:
> Fwd'd. 
> 
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: John Vivirito <gnomefreak at gmail.com>
> Date: Sun, Jul 5, 2009 at 21:37
> Subject: Re: [Ubuntu-gaming] AMD/ATI vs NVIDIA vs Intel
> To: ubuntu-devel-discuss at lists.ubuntu.com
> 
> 
> On 06/22/2009 09:36 AM, Remco wrote:
> > On Sun, Jun 21, 2009 at 10:57 AM, Ryan Swart<serjndestroy at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >> Well, Intel adopting Moblin might see them becoming a much stronger
> Linux
> >> partner, but then again, you never know what clandestine things are
> going on
> >> in the background dealings (although moblin looks really cool now,
> so
> >> personally I'm glad about Intel's involvement).
> >
> > And I think Intel is heavily involved with the Xorg project. Aren't
> a
> > couple of Intel guys leading the project now?
> >
> >> Nvidia drivers have never given me trouble under Linux
> 
> > If you want to try the Nouveau drivers, you should install Fedora 11
> > on a USB stick and add nouveau.modeset=1 to GRUB. That's a really
> easy
> > way to test it, without messing up your Ubuntu install.
> >
> > Remco
> >
> 
> We have the free drivers in the following PPA
> deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/xorg-edgers/ppa/ubuntu karmic main
> deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/xorg-edgers/ppa/ubuntu karmic main
> Please let it be known the packages in this repo are not
> "stable" and may not work.
> Had to add that so people dont blame me when they fail
> to work :).
> I have nothing to do with those packages other than a user

If you're wanting to play with nouveau, the xorg-edgers' nouveau ppa[1]
is a fine place to start.

[1] https://edge.launchpad.net/~xorg-edgers/+archive/nouveau

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