[arch-general] Handling GeForce GTX 850M GPU on Arch Linux

Leonidas Spyropoulos artafinde at gmail.com
Sat May 16 09:00:48 UTC 2015

On 16/05/15, Florian Pelz wrote:
> I don't know if the proprietary Nvidia driver is better than Nouveau for
> GNOME usage. It has less features, even though rendering is faster. I
> don't have problems with it, but I don't remember problems back then
> when I used Nouveau either.

Recenty I had to fall back to nouveau for some issues with kernel
compilation. I noticed that nouveau is OK but spits out a lot of errors
similar to the ones you mentioned. Other than that my Gnome is working

I'd test with NVIDIA driver, see if you have better results.

Nouveau is driver by reverse engineering the Nvidia's proprietary Linux 
drivers so new features like supporting the Nvidia 850M might not be so


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