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  • While there is no 3D support for Nouveau in this Ubuntu release, the Nouveau driver is at least more actively being worked on than xf86-video-nv, which is the default NVIDIA driver in Ubuntu.

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  • No more than one instance of the same option should be found in the same section (e.g. Driver "nv" and Driver "vesa" cannot cohexist in the same Device section).

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  • There are 3 drivers for nVidia cards: the "nv" driver, which only does 2D and is open source; this is the one for which support is being discontinued the "nvidia" driver, which does 3D and all other bells and whistles, but is not open source the Nouveau driver, which does 2D and is starting to do 3D too; it is being written based on reverse engineered info without any help from nVidia - most clicked links

  • As nouveau reaches maturity, nvidia is simply putting the 'nv' driver out of its misery. - most clicked links

  • Loading extension DRI2 (II) LoadModule: "nv" (II) Loading

  • First off, there were many, and numerous workarounds for the NVidia issue -- revert to the 'nv' driver (if you don't need 3D), disable some functionality, upgrade to the beta driver, or wait a few days and upgrade to the patched driver from NVidia.


  • For a beta, XFree86 seemed very stable to me with the "nv" 2D driver.


  • Depth 24 mulletgut, Your xorg looks good to me, it would say "nv", not


  • Default resolution 1920x1446 @ 85Hz, the screen off to the right and top and the 'nv' driver in use!

  • Upon rebooting I get dumped to a commandline where I have to edit xorg. conf to use the 'nv' driver.



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