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Re: [gNewSense-users] Tool in repos suggesting non-free drivers

From: Karl Goetz
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] Tool in repos suggesting non-free drivers
Date: Thu, 03 Jul 2008 16:39:06 +0930

On Tue, 2008-07-01 at 09:32 +0100, Bruno Miguel wrote:
> So, between Nouveau, Vesa and VGA, what would you recommend for an
> NVidia GForce FX 5600 (old one, I know)?


> > Hi,
> >
> > Xorg in Ubuntu (and therefore gNewSense) seems to be configured with
> > displayconfig-gtk as root. It is in the gnome menu ´╗┐but it is not shown
> > by default. It is labelled as Screens and Graphics in the Other section.
> >
> > I have a ~6 year old Dell which has the free Intel drivers and my
> > xorg.conf shows the same Device section.
> >
> > The wiki [] says that the free NVidia
> > (nv) video driver doesn't offer hardware acceleration which would
> > explain the slowness when recording screencasts.
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Eric (MentalNotes)
> >

I suspect this whole discussion is moot as a result of gNS's changes to So while its good people care about their video drivers, its a
bit irrelevent at this point.

Karl Goetz,
Debian user / Ubuntu contributor / gNewSense contributor

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