Re: NVidia Riva TNT PCI with XFree86
On Tue, 10 Dec 2002 12:20:43 -0500
sean finney <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 10, 2002 at 05:44:46PM +0100, Wim De Smet wrote:
> > "Andrew R Reid" <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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/.
point taken. agreed if you do that substitute.
> 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?).
Depends on the card I think. These older cards should be well supported by
the nv driver, though the nvidia drivers may indead be less picky.