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Re: nVidia support: Where to start?

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I would try the nv driver in xfree86.  Or maybe both.  The rivafb
driver may be easier to get going first, because it's probably quite
close already.


> Tony Arnold wrote:
> All,
> I'm thinking of trying to "fix" nVidia support on ppc, but I have
> absolutely no idea where I should start. Would I be better off
> trying to fix 'rivafb' in the kernel, or the 'nv' driver in
> XFree86? I know very little about coding, so I'm not interested in
> 3D/advanced feature support at this stage, but I would like to be
> able to use my GeForce2MX at decent resolutions with 32-bit
> colour.
> Could the gurus and non-gurus alike please enlighten me? Which
> driver would be more 'proper' to fix?

Michel Dänzer wrote:
> If I had to deal with this (I'm glad I don't) I'd start with the XFree86 nv
> driver because it offers more benefit (decent 2D acceleration, XVideo, ...) .

If he gets the rivafb driver working, does that mean that the X
frame buffer driver could be used? (My ignorance is showing.)  If
not, then I agree, the nv driver would have more benefit.


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