Is nouveau default nvidia driver?

Michael Miles Amiga5 at
Fri Apr 6 00:49:19 UTC 2012

Make sure you have the gcc compilers in and make
Also kernel headers must be in

Blacklist Nouveau used to be a must but I am not sure now

Nvidia has the instructions for install with the drivers
A big plus is you do not have to wait for the repos to carry the nvidia
drivers, you always have the latest and cuda support.

If you run Boinc for seti or gpu grid you will see the big difference gpu
computing makes

handbrake uses the GPU as a co processer for very high speed transcoding

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:ubuntu-users-bounces at] On Behalf Of Ric Moore
Sent: Thursday, April 05, 2012 5:08 PM
To: Ubuntu user technical support, not for general discussions
Subject: Re: Is nouveau default nvidia driver?

On 04/05/2012 07:23 PM, Michael Miles wrote:
> Considering the Cuda device in later NV cards I would not use anything 
> but NV drivers.
> The biggest problem with that is not enough developers to make the 
> code for Linux based machines.
> Which is the exact reason I have gone back Win 7 x64
> Transcoding with Cuda is 10 times faster than just cpu alone
> If you use NV drivers then make sure you use the drivers from Nvidia 
> and build a new kernel everytime you replace either the kernel or the

You got my curiosity up, so I'll download that thing later (a run file for
11.04 which hopefully will work on 11.10!) and see what happens. 
Sounds nifty. Ric

My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.

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