[ubuntu-x] Call for testing: nouveau open-source nvidia driver

Bryce Harrington bryce at canonical.com
Wed Feb 3 18:07:58 GMT 2010

On Wed, Feb 03, 2010 at 06:05:41AM -0800, Martin Pitt wrote:
> Hello Christopher,
> Christopher James Halse Rogers [2010-02-03 21:50 +1100]:
> > We're aiming to ship Nouveau as the default driver for nVidia cards in
> > Lucid as a better nv.  Towards this end there are now packages ready
> > for wider testing in the xorg-edgers/nouveau PPA[1].
> That's great to hear! Many thanks for your efforts there.
> > You should not expect to work:
> >  * The nvidia binary drivers.  The nouveau kernel module will bind to
> > the hardware and there is no mechanism for handing off to nvidia
> > kernel module.
> Would it be possible to integrate that into the alternatives system
> that Alberto built for nv vs. the various nvidia binary driver
> versions? They also ship a kernel module which binds the device, after
> all.

That is the plan.  Alberto is planning on hacking on this through the
week.  We've got a desktop box set up here at the sprint with nvidia hw,
and will be testing moving between nouveau and nvidia.


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