Hi AaronP and all,
My new 640MB 8800GTS arrived on Thursday, about the same time as the nv 2.0.0 arrived in Gentoo portage, so here's my take on it:
All seems to work fine, I haven't noticed any bugs yet.
I run an 80x50 text console (vga=0x0f01 in kernel command line). When switching from an X session to a text mode session, the screen displays in 80x25 and I can't see half of the screen. It's pretty much the same as the nvidia driver (see my previous thread
) but with the nv driver the text display isn't corrupted.
Switching between my X session and my wife's works pretty much the same as the nvidia driver, except that with the nv driver the new X session displays the screen contents of the old one for 1/2 a second or so before switching to the new session (that is, when pressing CTRL-ALT-F8 I get "black screen" then "display of old session" then "display of new session"). This isn't a problem at all. I tried playing a youtube video in each session and switching between them, after the initial 1/2 second or so all was fine.
I know glxgears isn't a benchmark, and that 3D performance isn't a focus for the nv driver, but as a data point I get about 21k FPS with the nvidia driver and about 500FPS with nv.
If you're interested, you could look at my Xorg.0.log
, and the output of xdpyinfo
Thanks for the driver!