Comment 2SS5 Re: Nvidia & Nouveau


Friday Distro: Trisquel GNU/Linux


Pirate talk idiocy is not amusing. (Score: -1, Flamebait)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-09-19 11:55 (#2SKH)

This pirate talk idiocy is not amusing. And I'm not going to waste my time trying to decipher this summary. The moment I saw the pirate talk idiocy, I knew I wasn't going to be reading this summary fully. That's too bad, because it may have had some useful info, were it not written in an unnecessarily stupid way.

Re: Pirate talk idiocy is not amusing. (Score: 2, Interesting)

by on 2014-09-19 12:28 (#2SKN)

Arrr. I, for one, enjoyed the subtle erudition laid on the deck by this fine piece of writing, if I ever saw one ... may you find water and shade.
Drop in at the Trisquel tavern where you can break yer jaw askin' yer questions
I shall nominate thee for the quote of the week award :-)

Now, about that Nvidia business: I haven't had Nvidia hardware in a while, but what is the current state of "nouveau" ?

Nvidia & Nouveau (Score: 1)

by on 2014-09-19 14:08 (#2SKY)

I wasn't sure myself, since my machine has an integrated Intel video card (which isn't spectacular but meets my needs, and is fully supported). But I googled "nvidia nouveau problem" and came up with a bunch of hits. More telling, Google helpfully suggested I also try this other search phrase: "replace nouveau with nvidia driver".

That search turns up many, many hits. Offhand, I'd say nouveau isn't quite there yet. But Gnash on the other hand, seems to work pretty well.

I did a quick search in the repos for the stuff I use: mutt, slrn, vim, emacs, alpine, calligra, openoffice, and they were all there. Forgot to look for jedit, my favorite java-based graphical text editor, but I know for a fact it runs fine on IcedTea, so I'd bet that it works on Trisquel. I'd think proprietary drivers are the big show-stopper here. A lot of what you find on a typical Linux install is already there, and since it's based on Ubuntu the installation is really easy.

Re: Nvidia & Nouveau (Score: 1, Informative)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-09-21 09:08 (#2SPJ)

As a Trisquel user for something like 4 years now I'd like to fill in some details.

Actually nouveau is doing pretty good. Having said that if you have a very new Nvidia card then you might be out of luck.

ATI/AMD card is a far worse situation, no 3D or other hardware acceleration at all and the newest cards don't work at all.

Intel GPU is smooth sailing all the way because they have free stack.

Re: Nvidia & Nouveau (Score: 1)

by on 2014-09-22 15:52 (#2SS5)

Thanks for the input.
Intel GPU is smooth sailing all the way because they have free stack.
I've been sticking to Intel for that very reason and I can confirm.

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