Re: debian-6.0.7-amd64 how to set resolution and refresh for free NVIDIA X drivers?
Le Mar 9 avril 2013 18:59, David Christensen a écrit :
> I have used the proprietary NVIDIA driver in the past, but would like to
> use the free Debian drivers instead.
Free NVidia drivers by Debian does *not* exists. There is only a package
which installs NVidia's drivers.
The easier and simpler, if you do not need good 3D acceleration is to
install "nouveau" instead of NVidia, which is a driver made from reverse
In last kernels (around 3.8), it seems that there is also support for
better 3D acceleration, however I did not tried it since Debian at the
moment only have that kernel in experimental (and when I tried it, few
things broke. Did not investigate though).
Nouveau have the very good feature of not needing any Xorg.conf file: you
install it, you boot with it, it detects everything alone.
_ nouveau: free software, perfect integration in the system, average and
unfinished support (in linux 3.2 kernel) of 3D harware acceleration,
support all cards: both new and old(nouveau-vieu is what you would want).
_ NVidia: proprietary software, bad integration in the system, support for
advanced 3D features, no support for old cards.
> 2. How do I determine the current color depth (e.g. 8/16/24 bits per
xrandr --output <port you used: VGA, HMDI, etc> --list
> 3. How do I change the display settings -- resolution, refresh, color
xrandr --output <port you used> --mode <your parameters>
Play with xrandr in a terminal emulator, and when you have what you want,
add the command to your DE's startup list (depends on your DEs)