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SubjectRe: 2.5 XFree and nvidia geforce.
On Thu, 13 Mar 2003 23:16:15 +0200, Bongani Hlope said:

> If you don't inteand to run 3d applications, then you don't need the
> nvidia drivers (both for 2.4 and 2.5), but if you want 3d acceleration,
> the you best bet is 2.4 + nvidia

For reasons I don't claim to understand, the nvidia drivers have much
better 2D acceleration as well. And with the patches from
they work acceptably under 2.5.64, modulo a few issues:

At least on my Dell laptop (GeForce 440 2Go), the 'GLX' extension will wedge up
the X server (ctl-alt-del still reboots, so the kernel is still there).

Restarting the X server hangs the machine sometimes.

I'm going to take a shot at debugging those two issues now that my office is
remodelled and I have a fighting chance of hooking something to the serial
port for debugging. ;)

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