xorg nv driver

Mike Meyer mwm at mired.org
Sat Mar 29 10:17:36 PDT 2008

On Sat, 29 Mar 2008 09:20:30 -0300
JoaoBR <joao at matik.com.br> wrote:

> On Saturday 29 March 2008 01:21:10 Andrew Reilly wrote:
> > On Fri, 28 Mar 2008 08:39:17 -0300
> >
> > JoaoBR <joao at matik.com.br> wrote:
> > > well, the nv driver tends to hang xorg on amd64, at least with all nvidia
> > > cards I tried. you can still login remotly and restart xorg but that is
> > > quiet annoying to do every 10 minutes ... appearently it happens only
> > > with X2 or better on any SMP kernel config and seems it doesn't matter
> > > disabling the cores because it seems to be a xorg problem and not a os
> > > problem, so my solution was ati/radeon
> >
> > I have a similar experience (although nv did work for me at one
> > stage, it doesn't now.)  Out of interest, what sort of ATI card
> > did you get, and how well does it go with Xorg's driver?  I'm
> > coming to the conclusion that replacing my GeForce 6600LE card
> > is the only way I'm going to get something better than the vesa
> > driver.
> any ATI seems to work fine but note I do not need high end graphics, running 
> KDE  smooth and stable is what makes me happy

That's my experience as well, but I don't want high end graphics
either. I just want multiple large, stable displays. Because of that,
I do tend to by cheaper (which mostly means older) cards, which have
had more time for the OSS developers to get working properly.

Mike Meyer <mwm at mired.org>		http://www.mired.org/consulting.html
Independent Network/Unix/Perforce consultant, email for more information.

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