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Re: [FOLLOWUP] video card reccomendation

On 10/07/2010 02:11 PM, Andrei Popescu wrote:
On Du, 03 oct 10, 22:05:44, Sven Joachim wrote:

In any case, more feedback on nouveau would be welcome.  We've got a few
positive answers when the package was uploaded in March, but since then
all we received are a dozen of more or less serious bugs reports.
That's probably not so many actually, but sometimes I still wonder if
nouveau works for any Debian user except myself.

I've tried nouveau a while back. It works, but I hit #590549, actually

Needless to say my laptop (1680x1050, 129x127 dpi) is unusable at 96
dpi, and no, I'm not going to change all font sizes, they are just fine
if the dpi is correct.


In the spirit merely of providing some "feedback on noveau" I would like to say that I am generally very pleased with it. It works well on my spouse's Sony video workstation with an old Nvidia card and on my Dell Latitude D810 with a somewhat younger Nvidia graphics "workstation" card. The transition from nv was marred slightly by the nouveau driver refusing to use the DVI output from the Dell laptop's port replicator when it is docked, forcing me to use the VGA connector instead when docked and using the 1680x1050 "external" LCD. Both 1920x1200 and 1680x1050 are supported perfectly.

I would rate the function of the nouveau driver above that of the binary blob performance I experienced -- for my purposes. Even desktop compositing in Debian/testing/Xfce works better (more reliably and quicker) than it did with the binary blob driver or the nv driver under Ubuntu or Mint. My hardware is kind of weirdsville, so I'm not sure whether or not my experience could be considered "typical".


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