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Re: Switching to NVIDIA

On 02/19/2011 02:10 PM, Brian wrote:
On Sat 19 Feb 2011 at 13:23:22 -0500, Frank wrote:

    Like I said, might have been an illusion - I have 3 distros on
this computer..Sid - Ubuntu Maverick and Ubunty Natty...I have
left Maverick with the Nouveau driver so we'll see. I am undecided
what to do with Natty...I mean it's already quite buggy (it's in
Alpha) so I may stick with Nouveau there as well. Sid is the
one I use 80% of the time. It would be **so* nice if Nvidia
open-sourced their Linux drivers!!!!!

With NVidia the almost automatic response is to dive into the proprietry
driver pool. It seems to me that unless 3D is a need (used by less than
5% of users) or the card is not supported well, you are going to be
served well by the nouveau driver.

Does nouveau support vdpau (which, even on the old 8400GS, *significantly* reduces CPU usage when watching video)?

"The normal condition of mankind is tyranny and misery."
Milton Friedman

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