trying out nv

With xorg-x11 7 now marked stable on Gentoo, I’m decided to try something a litle different with my upgrade… I ditched the nvidia binary kernel driver. Instead, I’m using the native open source nv driver that comes with xorg-x11. So far, so good. I can play my movies just fine and that’s all I was worried about.

I suppose if I use the native X11 drivers, then I can file bug reports on it if I hit any snags, and help to improve the little sucker. I don’t think I’ll be able to play Enemy Territory anytime soon, though.

Actually … maybe I can do a little more. I’ll have to read up on it, but apparently there’s some project called UtahGLX that I saw mentioned on the DRI wiki. Their webpage says that GLX works with the Geforce cards. I should try it out.

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