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Re: Nouveau driver on F10

--- On Thu, 4/30/09, john wendel <jwendel10 comcast net> wrote:

> From: john wendel <jwendel10 comcast net>
> Subject: Nouveau driver on F10
> To: "For users of Fedora" <fedora-list redhat com>
> Date: Thursday, April 30, 2009, 8:52 PM
> Since the "nv" driver seems to have lots of
> problems, I thought I'd try the nouveau driver.  The
> result was a black screen and a locked up box. No Xorg.0.log
> file created, so no errors to report.
> Does this actually work with F10? Anybody got it running?
> Tips?
> Thanks,
> John
> -- fedora-list mailing list

I was using it on Fedora 10 with nvidia card:

[olivares localhost ~]$ /sbin/lspci | grep 'VGA'
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GeForce 8400 GS (rev a1)
[olivares localhost ~]$ 

However, I wanted to watch movies and get the best out of my experience.  While the nvoueau worked, it was not to my liking.  I enabled rpm fusion and installed nvidia drivers and now can play movies and have no troubles like I did with nvoueau.  If you want to get the best out of your card, go ahead and enable rpm fusion and install the nvidia driver.  Check out the following page(s) if you will follow this route:




and you should be set provided your card is supported in some way.  Also you are encouraged to install akmod package, this way when and if you install a new kernel, the akmod package takes care of building the nvidia driver against your new kernel and all should just work.  

If you do not need multimedia capabilities the noveaux driver should work, and if it does not, many will encourage you to file bug reports.  




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