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Old 12-27-2009, 09:06 AM   #1
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Which is the different between Xorg driver and Debian nvidia?


Which is the different between Xorg driver and Debian nvidia?
I ask that, because in smxi script, I have these 2 chooses and I dont know which to choose.
 
Old 12-27-2009, 10:07 AM   #2
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The xserver-xorg-videao-nv is the "free" driver that doesn't not give you 3d.
The nvidia driver is the installer from nvidia, every time your kernel upgrades you will need to install it. which isn't a big deal or difficult to do if you use smxi.
 
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Old 12-27-2009, 10:20 AM   #3
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Thank you craigevil
So, I understund, if I have xorg video driver, and I upgrade my kernel, nothing wrong will happend?

Can I understund that, non free nvidia driver gives me more perfomance for games and HD movies?
 
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Thank you craigevil
So, I understund, if I have xorg video driver, and I upgrade my kernel, nothing wrong will happend?

Can I understund that, non free nvidia driver gives me more perfomance for games and HD movies?
Correct.

You can install the nvidia driver the Debian way, then you will not have to reinstall it every time your kernel upgrades. Not that it is much of an effort if you use smxi.

NvidiaGraphicsDrivers - Debian Wiki - http://wiki.debian.org/NvidiaGraphicsDrivers
 
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Old 12-27-2009, 11:03 AM   #5
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Thank you for the link. Seems to be very interesting.
I printed it and I will read it.

Let me ask you one more questions, as I see you are a guru un Linux

If I install boths drivers, x-forg and nvidia driver, which will be opereting?
I mean, which will be in use?
If my system break, can I change it in terminal some way?
 
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Thank you for the link. Seems to be very interesting.
I printed it and I will read it.

Let me ask you one more questions, as I see you are a guru un Linux

If I install boths drivers, x-forg and nvidia driver, which will be opereting?
I mean, which will be in use?
If my system break, can I change it in terminal some way?
Whichever driver you select in your xor.conf that driver will be used. You can anytime switch drivers by editing the xorg.conf and restarting X. Don't worry, using the proprietary nvidia driver is perfectly same, w all use it, it's not going to mess up your system.
 
Old 12-28-2009, 02:52 AM   #7
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ut how to edit xorg.conf?
What I have to put for x-xorg driver and what for Nvidia?
 
  


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