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Old 12-20-2010, 07:18 PM
Sven Joachim
 
Default Xorg changes? Nouveaux prefered over NV? How can I tell?

On 2010-12-20 19:51 +0100, Alan Chandler wrote:

> On 20/12/10 18:37, Sven Joachim wrote:
>> This is pretty normal, although you should specify the nvidia driver in
>> /etc/X11/xorg.conf, preventing all the probing of other drivers in the
>> first place. Do you even have an xorg.conf?
>
> No xorg.conf, so its doing it automatically.

I wonder how (or rather if) this ever worked.

>> Blacklisting a kernel module only ensures that udev won't load it
>> (because it runs modprobe with the "-b" switch). It does not prevent
>> loading the module by other means (such as by the X server, who runs
>> modprobe _without_ the "-b" switch).
>
> Does this mean that I really ought to make an xorg.conf ?

If nouveau does not suite you and you want the proprietary driver, this
is indeed necessary, X will not probe non-free drivers for you. The
file only needs to be four lines long:

--8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
Section "Device"
Identifier "NVidia Card"
Driver "nvidia"
EndSection
--8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---

Sven


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Old 12-21-2010, 12:27 PM
Alan Chandler
 
Default Xorg changes? Nouveaux prefered over NV? How can I tell?

On 20/12/10 20:18, Sven Joachim wrote:
?


If nouveau does not suite you and you want the proprietary driver, this
is indeed necessary, X will not probe non-free drivers for you. The
file only needs to be four lines long:

--8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
Section "Device"
Identifier "NVidia Card"
Driver "nvidia"
EndSection
--8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---



Unfortunately the nouveau driver seems to be too slow to display the TV
video. But I added this above to an xorg.conf and it works great. Thanks



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