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Re: Nouveau!

On 2012-05-01 07:54 +0200, David Baron wrote:

> This has the "gallium" hardware acceleration code now and this is fantastic.My 
> usual tests (using 3.1 kernel version):
> Chromium-BSU space invadors runs flawlessly
> Peguin racer would seem to run fine but has large artifacts, at least on my 
> PCI express card which will run off latest and greatest nvidia on Sid. Thought 
> painting background graphics was the problem but disabling this did not help, 
> just that the artifact is blank instead of mountain.

Thanks for the feedback.  What's your graphics card?

> Flightgear most likely will not run if penguin racer will not.
> Might major complaint about the nvidia drivers is the thrashing of the console 
> by some douibling of the lines or interlacing. Nouveau does not have this 
> problem but switches to a much smaller font. This is just fine. However, every 
> font on KDE looks substantually smaller as well.

This isn't really specific to nouveau, you would see the same for other
free graphics drivers.  Some background is provided on upstream Xorg bug
reports [1,2].


1. https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=23705
2. https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=41115

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