[arch-dev-public] Fwd: Nvidia drivers needed a new branch

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Wed Oct 8 18:22:24 EDT 2008

On Wed, Oct 8, 2008 at 4:30 PM, Jan de Groot <jan at jgc.homeip.net> wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-10-08 at 16:01 -0500, Dan McGee wrote:
>> 96.xx is said to be on the way according to the forums, but it has
>> been a long time since the last release and they are so closed about
>> dates or releases or anything. I sure won't be buying Nvidia again by
>> choice, but I've had this computer and graphics card for 5 years so
>> can't complain too much. The nv driver just doesn't quite cut it
>> though.
> ATI with fglrx isn't a real option either, AMD doesn't show anything
> about Xorg 7.4 support. Either it takes them half a year or longer to
> release a driver, or they will surprise us with a working driver within
> the next two months. Either way, I don't like to delay Xorg 7.4 too long
> because of non-free drivers.

I use the free ATI drivers. They work better for my purposes. nv never
performed this well. It was more like using the vesa driver.

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