Which nVidea driver to install

RW rwmaillists at googlemail.com
Mon Jun 8 03:27:21 UTC 2009

On Sun, 07 Jun 2009 20:13:30 -0400
Michael Powell <nightrecon at verizon.net> wrote:

> The nv can easily be installed along with Xorg. The nvidia driver is
> more complex as it relies on the linuxolator to function, so there is
> a larger number of dependencies. 

I think that's misleading, AFAIK it's more a case that it can optionally
support OpenGL for Linux binaries, in which case it acquires some Linux

> Sometimes with laptop built-in chips it can be difficult to get
> things going because of a non-standard resolution requiring a
> non-standard modeline. In such situations the nv xorg driver will
> probably be easier to get going. The ultimate fallback is VESA mode,
> but nobody wants that if it can be avoided.

I've never had a problem with either, they both have their own
configuration program to generate xorg.conf

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