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Re: Switching from NV to Nouveau in Squeeze

On 2010-05-11 17:06 +0200, Snood wrote:

> Did some research on Nouveau drivers. Was about to download, compile,
> etc. Saw that xserver-xorg-video-nouveau package is now in the main
> repository. Does that mean that going through all the machinations is
> no longer necessary?

Yes, that does it mean.

> If I tell aptitude (ncurses) to install the package it also indicates
> the need to install libdrm-nouveau1, but there's no sign that it's
> actually going to switch the system from nv to nouveau.

This will happen with the next upload of xserver-xorg-core.  Till then,
you need a minimal xorg.conf to use nouveau.  And a kernel from sid.

> I've looked for information, but I must be looking in all the wrong
> places. All I can find is information about how to install nouveau the
> "old" way.
> Can someone point me in the right direction?

Consult the README.Debian in the xserver-xorg-video-nouveau package, it
hopefully contains all necessary information.

Good luck,

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