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Re: NVidia Riva TNT PCI with XFree86

On Tue, 10 Dec 2002 12:20:43 -0500
sean finney <seanius@seanius.net> wrote:

> 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/.

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.
> 	sean

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