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Re: [gNewSense-users] Tool in repos suggesting non-free drivers


From: Eric Padman
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] Tool in repos suggesting non-free drivers
Date: Tue, 01 Jul 2008 20:28:47 +1200

On Tue, 2008-07-01 at 05:49 +0100, Bruno Miguel wrote:
> Hi
> 
> I was trying to find a tool in gNS repositories that could help me
> easily configure my xorg.conf to work with the free nvidia driver and
> I stumbled across envyng. This little tool seems to suggests the
> instalation of non-free NVidia and ATI drivers, as you can see by this
> screenshot: 
> http://pictload.plixweb.fr/pics/0d436ebe47fbeb0aa048c5ccfcc852a7.png
> 
> Since I'm writing this email, does anyone know a simple way to make
> Xorg work with the free NVidia drivers? I think mine is using the Vesa
> driver. At least, that is the interpretation I make from this:
> 
> Section "Device"
>       Identifier      "Configured Video Device"
> EndSection
> 
> Recording screencasts with this can be a real pain, a real *slow* pain.
> 
> Peace;
> Bruno Miguel
> 
> 
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Hi,

Xorg in Ubuntu (and therefore gNewSense) seems to be configured with
displayconfig-gtk as root. It is in the gnome menu ´╗┐but it is not shown
by default. It is labelled as Screens and Graphics in the Other section.

I have a ~6 year old Dell which has the free Intel drivers and my
xorg.conf shows the same Device section.

The x.org wiki [http://wiki.x.org/wiki/nv] says that the free NVidia
(nv) video driver doesn't offer hardware acceleration which would
explain the slowness when recording screencasts.

Cheers,
Eric (MentalNotes)





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