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Old 01-30-06, 08:21 PM   #1
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What is the difference between using the nv driver and the nvidia driver?
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Old 01-31-06, 02:57 AM   #2
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Default Re: xorg.conf, Device Driver

run any opengl based program and you'll notice the difference

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Old 01-31-06, 03:12 PM   #3
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ok, I will try to explain.
"nv" is the default Mesa driver (usually) and from what I understand OpenGL in MESA is partially software rendered.

"nvidia" is the official drivers for nvidia cards and will allow for full hardware acceleration with OpenGL applications, also composite (an extension) allows for some of the X window system to be rendered through hardware acceleration (still under development).

Pretty much, the difference is stability, compatability, and speed.
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Old 01-31-06, 04:40 PM   #4
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Cool, thanks.
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