[xubuntu-users] $@$@$&%#%& Nvidia card... anyone know if the xorg-video-nv driver does 2d _high_ resolution?

Charlie Kravetz cjk at teamcharliesangels.com
Sun Jul 11 13:43:50 UTC 2010

On Sun, 11 Jul 2010 08:54:54 -0400
"Joe(theWordy)Philbrook" <jtwdyp at ttlc.net> wrote:

> It would appear that on Jul 11, Charlie Kravetz did say:
> > To select the open source driver, you would not install the hardware
> > driver. The kernel will automatically install the nouveau driver, which
> > is open source.
> To then to select the nv or vesa driver (both of which synaptic says are
> installed) would I have to blacklist the other two... that is to get the nv
> driver blacklist both nouveau and the vesa driver & to get the vesa driver
> blacklist both nouveau and the nv driver???
> I hope not because that seems cumbersome. And if the nouveau driver was
> what I got when I hadn't selected one of the hardware drivers, then the 
> highest resolution it offers with a Nvidia GeForce 5150 LE is 800x600...
> It's mostly a moot point because I did install the hardware driver. Still
> It doesn't seem right that there isn't a way to at least select the vesa
> driver since it's often listed as a will work with anything driver that
> I've seen recommended as a temporary solution to people with severe driver
> issues in more than one Linux mailing list...

To install the non-kernel driver, which is either nv or nouveau
depending on the version of Ubuntu/Xubuntu/other linux used, you would
specify that in /etc/X11/xorg.conf. Even though that file is not used
by default, any settings you place in it will override the defaults. 

Vesa video is normally used as the failsafe driver. It offers very
little other than video when the rest are failing. That is the reason
it is recommended when someone is having "severe" issues. Normally, it
is not desirable to install vesa.

Charlie Kravetz 
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