Nvidia Driver naming: confused
lproven at gmail.com
Thu Apr 5 13:45:24 UTC 2012
On 5 April 2012 13:57, Leo Noordhuizen <leo.noordhuizen at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have hold back asking the following question but it am very curious about
> I am running UBUNTU 11.10 with a Nvidia based graphics card.
> Over the past time (years ?) I have seen discussions about the nv and
> 'nouveau' drivers.
> However when I open 'additional drivers' from System Settings I get 2
> choices which seem identical:
> NVIDIA Accelerated Graphics Driver [recommended]
> NVIDIA Accelerated Graphics Driver [post-release updates]
> The descriptions with these drivers are identical...
> Which driver is this ? NV ? Nouveau ?
> Both ? One of them and the second with the latest bug-fixes ?
> If I have overlooked information which could have prevented this question I
> should like to know where that info is...
> I hope *somebody* can clarify this.
What Rashkae said.
The driver names:
nv: FOSS, simple 2D
nouveau: FOSS, limited acceleration & features
nvidia: binary, full acceleration, from the company
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