[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]

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



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
use:

 '(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
others.

HTH,

Marc Schwartz




[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]