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Linux distro

Postby winoseti » Wed Nov 07, 2012 3:02 pm

Is there a distro that installs the nvidia graphics
drivers in preference to Nouveau?

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Re: Linux distro

Postby cwsnyder » Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:25 pm

In a word: No.

Further, the nVidia proprietary drivers are property of nVidia and due to licensing restrictions cannot be distributed with a GPL'd distribution.
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Re: Linux distro

Postby /dev/urandom » Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:40 pm

At least some distributions, like Fedora, make it easy to use proprietary drivers; add one repository and you're set.
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Re: Linux distro

Postby wayne128 » Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:50 pm

check out pclos and sabayon

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Re: Linux distro

Postby bimsebasse » Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:08 pm

elementary OS does - at least on my machine
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Re: Linux distro

Postby claudecat » Thu Nov 08, 2012 1:33 am

I believe Chakra, PCLinuxOS and Sabayon all come with proprietary drivers as an option at livecd boot. Manjaro may as well (can't recall for sure).

As for Fedora making it easy? That's a good one! It may be the single most frustrating distro for nvidia owners, as disabling nouveau in Fedora is a huge pain.

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Re: Linux distro

Postby /dev/urandom » Thu Nov 08, 2012 4:36 am

Only if you do it wrong. ;)
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Re: Linux distro

Postby addegsson » Thu Nov 08, 2012 6:08 am

Ubuntu does that if you check the "Install restricted drivers" checkbox during installation. :)

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Re: Linux distro nvidia drivers default

Postby SurfaceUnits » Thu Nov 08, 2012 3:01 pm

Please edit your nondescriptive post title to reflect the question
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Re: Linux distro

Postby claudecat » Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:03 pm

/dev/urandom wrote:Only if you do it wrong. ;)


Hehe... well, the last time I installed nvidia on Fedora it involved using dracut to forcibly remove nouveau from the initrd. Perhaps something has changed? I'd love to be enlightened as to the right way.

BTW - I agree totally with your sig - people that refer to "Windoze" or "Baboontu" are only displaying their own idiocy.

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Re: Linux distro

Postby /dev/urandom » Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:05 pm

Thanks. :)
I must admit I haven't checked the correct path for removing nouveau from Fedora; anyway, editing the init.rd does not sound like too much of an effort?

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Re: Linux distro

Postby usbtux » Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:51 pm

claudecat wrote:
/dev/urandom wrote:Only if you do it wrong. ;)


BTW - I agree totally with your sig - people that refer to "Windoze" or "Baboontu" are only displaying their own idiocy.


What about Winblows? are you saying thats idiotic as well? :D
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