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Re: etch RC1 installer

> The nvidia binary driver does DRI openGL.  The free driver is 2D only.
> I also believe the free driver doesn't do video playback acceleration
> while the binary one does. 

The open source driver does support video overlays, and seems to provide 
hardware acceleration (I see a 10x reduction in CPU usage when xv is 

There were issues with older kernels/XOrg (I'm not sure which) that made the 
open source driver very slow on amd64. These seem to have been resolved now 
and it works fine for 2D and video.


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