[NBLUG/talk] Re: video card compatibility
nbs at sonic.net
Sat Jun 3 14:34:40 PDT 2006
On Sat, Jun 03, 2006 at 12:53:56PM -0700, Troy Arnold wrote:
> I use the 'nvidia' driver everywhere else with few complaints. It can be a
> pain to set up initially though. Some distro's have supplementary packages
> to help with the installation of the 'nvidia' driver, and this list will
> give you great support if you go that route.
Kubuntu, for example. I thought "oh great, I just installed a new distro,
and now I've gotta figure out this video card crap again!"
Maybe I could have done the same in Debian, but was naiive, but the
instructions for installing the Nvidia driver was literally:
* add a package source to the package manager (I already had it)
* download the extra kernel drivers (I already had them)
* install the nvidia-glx package
* run nvidia-xconfig
I did a "startx -- :1" and voila, the big "nVidia" logo appeared.
It worked! Time to restart KDM, install Stellarium, and enjoy the
accel'd 3D! ;^)
(Also, 2D app speed improved on my box. Tux Paint, for example, no longer
renders slowly enough to watch the UI getting drawn when it starts up.)
bill at newbreedsoftware.com
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