[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 13:22:54 BST 2010


On Sun, 11 Jul 2010 01:27:05 -0400
"Joe(theWordy)Philbrook" <jtwdyp at ttlc.net> wrote:

> 
> It would appear that on Jul 10, Charlie Kravetz did say:
> 
> > On Sat, 10 Jul 2010 16:57:34 -0400
> > "Joe(theWordy)Philbrook" <jtwdyp at ttlc.net> wrote:
> > 
> > > I'm a little puzzled that even though synaptic said I already had both
> > > the nv & the vesa drivers, the "Hardware Drivers" list only offered the
> > > three nvidia drivers, And nothing for any other hardware besides the video
> > > card what so ever??? Is that normal???
> > > 
> > 
> > Most of the hardware is not as machine specific as the video drivers.
> > The three nvidia drivers are the proprietary nVidia drivers, the nv,
> > nouveau, and vesa drivers are all open source. 
> 
> OK, But lets say I was one of those open source die-hards with a religious
> belief against using proprietary drivers (I'm not, But suppose I was...)
> If the Hardware Drivers tool only shows me the three Nvidia drivers, how
> would I select one of the open source ones???
>  

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.


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