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Link to this post 14 May 09

I was wondering if F11 has solved there issue with nvidia cards on install?

Link to this post 14 May 09

The improved open source Nouveau driver is indeed the default for Fedora 11 (Leonidas). You can test yourself the state of the driver by installing the Release Candidate (RC) when it becomes available in the next few days. Try it in a virtual machine, and please search for or file bugs for anything you find not working right.

You can read more about the Nouveau driver feature at these pages:

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/NouveauAsDefault

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/NouveauModesetting

Not knowing which specific bug you are talking about, I want to point out a good page to watch. This one tracks common bugs, such as video driver issues and hacks, during the release lifecycle:

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Common_F11_bugs

I don't see any bugs about the Nouveau driver there. Nor do I see a mention in the release notes pages about boot or install

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Documentation_Beats_Installer

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Documentation_Boot_Beats

(Those are the "source" pages that get used to build the actual release notes included in the distro and on http://docs.fedoraproject.org.)

With regard to open bugs, there are definitely some of those:

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/buglist.cgi?quicksearch=nouveau

You would have to look to see if your particular issue is in there. If it is not, I encourage you to try out the Release Candidate when it is available in the next few days. If you find a bug still, report it via bugzilla.

Link to this post 14 May 09

Not sure what nvidia problem that you are referring to , but I'm running F11 that started as the preview edition. It is now installed to the harddrive and fully updated with no problems, and I'm running it with a Nvidia 6200 LE video card.

Link to this post 15 May 09

If the issue is about nvidia driver, what's the point of trying it in a virtual machine??

Link to this post 15 May 09

DCOH wrote:

Not sure what nvidia problem that you are referring to , but I'm running F11 that started as the preview edition. It is now installed to the harddrive and fully updated with no problems, and I'm running it with a Nvidia 6200 LE video card.

Can you comment on 3D acceleration please? How does it perform with Compiz? Do you have DRI?

Link to this post 15 May 09

There is no 3D accel with the nouveau driver last I heard. This is a nouveau thing though, not a problem with Fedora itself.

This is usually a non-issue, since most people still install the proprietary Nvidia driver if they want 3D accel. The proprietary driver actually works very well IMHO. In an ideal world the driver would be open source, or the open source alternative would work as well as the proprietary one, but we don't live in that world... yet.

Regardless of which current distro you run, you're likely going to have about the same experience when it comes to video drivers, since they're all basically just repacking the same exact thing. The only difference being how hard it is to get the proprietary driver installed.

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