Problem installing the "nouveau" driver

Simon Geard delgarde at ihug.co.nz
Wed Jun 23 05:13:06 PDT 2010


On Tue, 2010-06-22 at 10:49 -0500, alupu at verizon.net wrote:
> How come the original NVIDIA driver, after all these ugly
> and hostile parameter settings I threw at it, it was left still
> standing at the end of the day?

The one thing the nVidia driver is supposedly intolerant of is
framebuffer drivers - I'd guess it won't mix well with using Nouveau to
get a high-res console. Barring that, it uses so little of the standard
graphics stack that as long as nothing actively interferes, it's hard to
misconfigure.

Simon.
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