Which nVidea driver to install

Michael Powell nightrecon at verizon.net
Mon Jun 8 17:58:46 UTC 2009

Carmel wrote:

> On Sun, 07 Jun 2009 20:13:30 -0400
> Michael Powell <nightrecon at verizon.net> wrote:
> [snip]
>>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. But when it comes time to change from
>>nv to nvidia it is just a line or two in the xorg.conf.
> Thanks for you assistance. BTW, what lines should I modify if I do
> decide to install the nVidia driver at some point? I will install the
> NV driver and get the desktop working.

Section "Device"
#    Driver         "nv"
    Driver         "nvidia"

Just change "nv" to "nvidia", and perhaps in Section "Module"
Load           "glx" if you need to.

Also notice what RW said; I am behind the times wrt to how things have 


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