Re: 2.6.12-rc2 , new nVIDIA Framebuffer option
The old and new framebuffer driver are based on the xfree86 nv driver. In the past the nv driver was one piece of code that supported all cards. As newer geforcefx/geforce6 models started to work differently the code was split into a TNT and a Geforce part. For the same reason the updated driver is split into a rivafb and a nvidiafb part. (it also makes porting easier) While it is a newer driver it still has the same problems as the old and internally it isn't that much different.