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Re: etch RC1 installer

On 12/13/06 03:23:41PM +0000, Paul Brook wrote:
> > 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 
> enabled).

What about at high resolutions though? According to this[1] bug report at
fd.o it's still broken and won't be fixed until at least Xorg 7.3. And the
last time I used the nv driver it was noticably slower than the binary
nvidia driver even at normal 2D desktop stuff, not that it was unusable or
anything but the speed difference is significant.


[1] https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=6151

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