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Old 03-30-2004, 01:50 PM   #1
mrvikki
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framebuffer vs nvidia drivers


On my slackware system, I am running the Vesa2.0 framebuffer thing which I like for the console. But I still want to run an accelerated X server using the NVidia drivers.

If I run the NVidia drivers over the framebuffer will there be a performance degredation? Or are the two systems independent.
i.e. in console mode it runs on the frame buffer but in X it runs exclusively on the NVidia drivers without the framebuffer? or am I going to have to settle for the non-framebuffered console if I want to keep the Nvidia drivers fast?

Thanks!
Vik
 
Old 03-30-2004, 02:35 PM   #2
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You should be fine with both. The nvidia driver isn't loaded until you load X.
 
  


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