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Nouveau works better than all Nvidia Proprietary

Postby inthosetrees on Sun Nov 03, 2013 2:54 pm

Hi

Has anyone any ideas as to why the Nouveau driver, works better than all the drivers in Additional drivers?

Is there anything i can conclude from this also?

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Re: Nouveau works better than all Nvidia Proprietary

Postby cwsnyder on Sun Nov 03, 2013 3:12 pm

It depends on what you expect from the video driver. Hardware acceleration actually works faster/better for Steam games, and GNOME/Cinnamon desktops; nouveau works better on Xfce/LXDE and apps not requiring hardware graphics acceleration. Some apps and desktops there is little difference. It also depends on which video card you have.
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Re: Nouveau works better than all Nvidia Proprietary

Postby inthosetrees on Sun Nov 03, 2013 3:21 pm

Hi cwsnyder

I bought my GPU second hand off ebay.

I may have spoken too soon as my system just froze with nouveau drivers installed.

I personally believe that the video memory etc, may be faulty.

I suppose the best thing for me to do, is buy an Nvidia gpu for approx £20, and try to install Nvidia drivers.

Then afterwards if no joy try another monitor.

As i have read about issues with the edid file

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Re: Nouveau works better than all Nvidia Proprietary

Postby Myrmidon83 on Sun Nov 03, 2013 3:38 pm

I have never had nouveau work better than nvidia unfortunatly, usually get graphics lockups as you experienced, usually nvidia drivers work great though and it's only when you try something out of the recommended way that they start playing up.
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