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[gNewSense-users] Nvidia driver tip - giving thanks to GNS

From: Brian Greer
Subject: [gNewSense-users] Nvidia driver tip - giving thanks to GNS
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2008 04:18:00 -0700
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Thank you for GNS! I have Delta-H 2.1 up and running fine on my desktop and laptop now, with minor tweaking.

I run Nvidia cards on both machines with lcd displays, and use an option that is often overlooked - dithering.

Basically, I manually add this option to my /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Section "Device"
     Identifier     "Configured Video Device"
     Option         "FPDither"   "true"

I use this on any display using the nv driver that isn't 8-bit quality like most lower cost lcd displays, and it improves small fonts and other details - helpful when I'm editing photos with Gimp. Man nv for more details, but instead of just truncating the data, it dithers it for the 6-bit lcd displays. Works for me. Of course this is probably not necessary for very high-quality lcd's, or crt's.

I even use this on my Apple PPC G5 imac running Ubuntu, since we rely on free nv drivers there as well, but it isn't enabled in xorg.conf by default.

Thanks again for GNS!  I'm stoked.

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