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Re: [vox-tech] NVIDIA drivers
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Re: [vox-tech] NVIDIA drivers

On Monday 04 June 2007 10:39, hajhouse wrote:
> I've avoided NVIDIA's video cards like the plague for the last few
> years, because I really dislike the idea of being tied to a proprietary
> driver. Now I am faced with a problem: basically the only
> high-performance video available on laptops is NVIDIA. I know about the
> proprietary binary-only drivers that will provide full 3d acceleration.
> I don't play games but I do use 3d data visualization (not realtime).
> What I would like to know is: if for whatever reason NVIDIA stop
> supporting the Linux drivers, will I be SOL and stuck with an
> unaccelerated card? Or is there a viable Free alternative that will
> provide at least some acceleration? (There is this:
> http://nouveau.freedesktop.org/wiki/ --- anyone tried it?) What about
> emulating the GPU in software (assuming a fast dual-core CPU)?

Hi Henry,

I have been using the proprietary drivers for the last 3 yrs now on 
debian/unstable - and it seems to work ok. Just beware that updating some 
packages will break the drivers - resulting in a simple recompile with 


Dylan Beaudette
Soils and Biogeochemistry Graduate Group
University of California at Davis
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