[arch-general] regression in nouveau ?

Tavian Barnes tavianator at gmail.com
Wed May 26 11:22:15 EDT 2010

On 26 May 2010 08:56,  <fons at kokkinizita.net> wrote:
> On Tue, May 25, 2010 at 05:33:36PM -0600, Tavian Barnes wrote:
>> The binary nvidia driver?
> Has latency problems as well, which is why people doing
> serious audio are using nv.
> If someone can tell me how to get it installed on current
> Arch I'd be most happy to use nv.
>> Also, I seriously doubt that the devs would have let this go to extra
>> if they personally experienced this problem.  And, nouveau is still in
>> development, so you get what you sign up for, to some extent.
> True, and that it not a real problem. But as long as nouveau
> is still in this state, it would be wise to provide an alternative.
> AFAICS, you just can't use nv anymore with current Arch.

Yeah you can.  nv isn't a kernel module though, it's just an Xorg
driver, still using UMS.  To use it,

1) Blacklist nouveau and nvidia
2) Install xf86-video-nv
3) Set Driver to "nv" in xorg.conf

And, even if nv doesn't work for you, there's always xf86-video-vesa
and xf86-video-fbdev.

> Ciao,
> --
> FA
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> E guerra e morte !

Tavian Barnes

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