*NEW* upstream nVidia driver v1.0-6106 - 4k-stacks compatible

Marc Schwartz MSchwartz at MedAnalytics.com
Wed Jun 30 21:33:24 UTC 2004

On Wed, 2004-06-30 at 15:33, Brian Gaynor wrote:
> On Wed, 2004-06-30 at 13:04, Keith G. Robertson-Turner wrote:
> > http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_display_ia32_1.0-6106.html
> > 
> > Now we can get busy with an updated RPM.
> New nVidia driver installed and working for me using the nVidia
> installer on FC2 with the stock 2.6.6-1.435 kernel.

Working here as well with the same kernel. Dell 5150 laptop running at
1600 x 1200:

glxgears reports ~2150 fps.

Interesting impact on fonts in xemacs. I have my default fonts set to

 '(default ((t (:size "18" :family "bitstream vera sans mono"))) t)

Using the 'nv' driver, these were displayed at a reasonable size, though
not as nicely as I can recall from FC1 using the NVidia driver. The
quality of the font was notably rough under FC2 using the nv driver.

I know that others have previously reported font quality issues under
FC2 and I believe that some had suggested it was the nv driver, if my
memory is correct.

Now using the NVidia driver, the fonts are huge with the above setting.

I have changed the setting for xemacs now to:

 '(default ((t (:size "8" :family "bitstream vera sans mono"))) t)

and the size is back to where it was before.

Importantly, the quality of the fonts being displayed is back to what I
recall from FC1, which is much smoother. Not quite as nice as xft/AA on
this hi-res LCD panel, but pretty darn close. At least for a sample size
of 1, this would suggest that the nv driver is associated with the poor
font issue. It will be interesting to hear about the experience from


Marc Schwartz

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