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RE: Nouveau driver on F10

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[mailto:fedora-list-bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of john wendel
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Subject: Re: Nouveau driver on F10

Antonio Olivares wrote:
> --- 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
> http://www.mjmwired.net/resources/mjm-fedora-f10.html
> and/or
> http://www.fedorafaq.org/
> 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. 
> Regards,
> Antonio

Thanks for the reply. I'm using the nvidia driver for my new cards, but
this card is a TNT2 (10 years old). The nvidia driver that supports it
won't build with the current F10 kernel, the nv driver is a P.O.S, and
it looks like nouveau doesn't like it either. Guess I'm out of luck.

If F11 doesn't work, I'll file a bugzilla.





IIRC the nvoueau driver is reverse engineered from the proprietary
nVidia driver.  This doesn't support anything earlier than the GeForce 2
cards at least and I'm not too sure whether support for the entire
GeForce range prior to GeForce 4 has been dropped.  Check the nVidia
website for info on this, but I suspect that the TNT2 card is just too
old, sorry.


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