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.