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SubjectRe: Planning on a new system
On Mon, May 20, 2002 at 03:42:44PM -0400, Andrew Rodland wrote:
> On Mon, 20 May 2002 21:21:36 +0200
> Jan Hudec <> wrote:
> > On Sun, May 19, 2002 at 09:07:58PM -0400, Louis Garcia wrote:
> > > Graphics adapter 32MB NVIDIA ? GeForce2? MX200 AGP Graphics
> >
> > AFAIK there some binary-only driver for this card, that causes trouble
> > time to time and as it's binary only, no one can debug them.
> > I am not sure what really requres the driver, that is how much X can
> > do without it.
> You get 2d, semi-accelerated (that is, XAA only) graphics, at whatever
> resolution you want, with X's "nv" driver.

What's full-accelerated 2d then?

> Installing the NVidia kernel stuff + other libraries gets you better
> acceleration on X, Render, Xv, and of course hardware-accelerated GLX.

The "nv" driver in X (since 4.1.0) has Xv also, for apparently all
Geforce 2 and 3 chips. In my experience it's fine for running my desktop
at 1600x1200x32 and also for watching videos using Xv support.
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