> Frank Peters posted on Thu, 09 Dec 2010 10:36:29 -0500 as excerpted:
>> On Thu, 09 Dec 2010 00:11:20 -0600
>> Dale<rdalek1967@...> wrote:
>>> I do have nvidia video cards. I assume the nvidia-drivers package will
>>> work fine with no-multilib? The way I am reading things it will but I
>>> do want drivers that work.
>> Don't forget about the stock nv driver that is supplied by Xorg. It may
>> not have 3D acceleration but it will perform very well for most common
>> activities. Both work as no-multilib.
>> I set up my system in a way that allows me to start X with either the nv
>> or the proprietary nvidia driver. For normal activities, which is most
>> of the time, I use nv, but there are some occasions when I require the
>> full power of the proprietary nvidia.
> FWIW and heads-up: The nv driver has been partially supported by nVidia
> in the past, mostly as a driver that can be run long enough for users to
> get to the nVidia site and download the nVidia driver. However, they've
> announced its deprecation, and that they won't be updating it any longer.
> Officially, nVidia says users can switch to the also unaccelerated vesa
> driver if needed, but they don't mention the nouveau driver. The word is,
> however, that the nouveau driver is already better than the nv driver and
> that distributions were starting to ship it anyway, to the point that it
> really didn't make that much sense for nVidia to continue supporting the nv
> So do consider switching, at least as you upgrade. It's probably not
> ready to switch to for folks on 100% stable just yet, but as stable
> upgrades, it should be.
I'll keep that in mind. I have heard of the driver but been waiting on
it to "develop" some more. It looks to me like nvidia would just give
out some specs and let the community do it. They could always tell them
what they can't release publicly to keep the competition from getting a
I have a fellow Gentooer that sent me a video card. The word snail mail
is coming to mind. With the holidays and all, it may be next week
before it gets here. I went to a local puter shop and picked up a used
ATI card to do the install with. I'm going to run memtest and such
first anyway. I just hope this card will work well enough for this. I
have never used a ATI card before. If it can put text on the screen for
me, I'm happy.
Funny thing is, the guy shipped the video card two or three days before
Newegg shipped the DVD drive. UPS will be here very shortly with the
DVD drive. lol I told you snail mail was coming to mind here. lol
Hoping to get started here shortly.