Re: Nvidia Card - nvidia driver or nv ?
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On Sunday 24 June 2007, Alex Samad <firstname.lastname@example.org> was heard to
> I have a nvidia card, and I was wondering if I should be using the
> nv driver or the nvidia driver. I don't do any thing flash, watch
> movies with mplayer and some development work with eclipse and
> firefox. I do use the TV out on one of my machines.
> Last time I checked the main difference was 3d acceleration, whats
> the main difference now, should I be using nv for what I am doing ?
I have two machines with Nvidia cards. I've tried the nv driver, and
while it's perfectly adequate for general use, it won't drive the
video resolution above 1024x768 (in my experience), and color depth
is stuck at 16bits.
Also, if you have to have TV out, using the Nvidia driver may be the
only way to do that. I didn't find any way to make the nv driver
activate the TV out system back when I was trying to make it work.
Unfortunately, it didn't work well enough for me anyway, I expect to
go to the MythTV forums when I build my TV server to find out what
video-out cards work for other people.
For me, the color depth, 3D acceleration, better font-size control
with DPMS, and the native 1400x1050 and 1280x800 monitor resolutions
are un-beatable combinations in favor of using a non-free binary
driver like the Nvidia.
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