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Re: NVidia Riva TNT PCI with XFree86

On Tue, Dec 10, 2002 at 05:44:46PM +0100, Wim De Smet wrote:
> "Andrew R Reid" <andrew@cpplating.com.au> wrote:
> > Mr. Finney's reply was
> > 
> > "yeah, you need a couple packages. install
> > 
> You don't need those kernel packages, since u can use the X drivers.

well perhaps, perhaps not.  if he needs any kind of decent 3d acceleration,
he does need them.  if he doesn't and/or using exclusively Free Software
is more important, then s/need/may want depending on your preference/.
also, istr that there are some boards on which the nv driver doesn't work.
or at least there are machines that with the exact same X configuration
and the non-free drivers work just fine, whereas before they did not
with the nv driver (maybe nv is pickier about settings?).


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