Re: Fedora 12: Cannot boot with kernel-2.6.32.9-67.fc12.x86_64

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On Mon, 08 Mar 2010 12:19:52 -0600
Rick Sewill <[email protected]> wrote:

> Questions please:
> 1) Are there 3 drivers, nvidia, nv, nouveau?

Yes. 

> 2) If there are 3 drivers, how did people decide which driver to use?

The Fedora default is 'nouveau'. 

>    My questions on this subject, are as follows:
>    a) Is the nouveau driver now considered better than the nv driver?
>       If the nouveau driver is considered better, I am curious why?

Yes. It's maintained actively and is making rapid improvements. 
The nv driver is hardly maintained anymore. 

>    b) Is it true the nvidia driver is faster than the nouveau driver?

In Fedora 12 the nouveau driver has no 3d. The binary only non free
nvidia one does. 

>       I wanted to use the "free" driver, if possible, so I was using
> nv. I switched to nouveau because that seemed to be the new default.
>       I am wondering what I am giving up not using the nvidia driver.

3d. 

However, Fedora 13 should have 3d support in nouveau for lots of cards. 

kevin

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