[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.

Charlie Kravetz 
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