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Re: etch RC1 installer

Hi Len, Hi all:

I do use openGL for my molecular mechanics software
and with the etch RC1 installation I got it working
better than on previous use of nvidia drivers. Even in
combination with povray-3.6 (provided the official
package from povray is used; with the debian package
3.6 of povray I had troubles). Perhaps also because
now I use gnome. I merely downloaded from unstable
libmotif3_2.2.3-1.5.deb and installed it on my i386
etch (I am talking here about i386; on the amd64
machine I do mechanical/quantum/chemical computation
only, so that I have not yet got X). The libmotif on
etch does not afford support to openGL on my system.
Not even before when I used nvidia drivers. In fact, I
did the same as aboveon previous use of nvidia
drivers, although I had glx installed. Probably I had
a faulty installation. Now everything is fine.

No, I never play motion-picture, no time and I don't
like it on the small screen. And the great time of
motion-pictures is over.

francesco pietra

--- Lennart Sorensen <lsorense@csclub.uwaterloo.ca>

> On Tue, Dec 12, 2006 at 11:25:56PM -0800, Francesco
> Pietra wrote:
> > Thank you for answering, though my point was to
> where
> > learning as this my new installation without
> nvidia
> > works. Why should I install nvidia when it works
> > perfectly and very speedy? Finally, everything was
> > done through official debian and I suppose they
> know
> > how to do.
> 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.  Of course if you never
> play video or use any
> opengl programs, then there is no reason to use the
> binary driver.
> --
> Len Sorensen

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