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Old 08-23-2008, 11:54 AM   #1
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nv vs. nvida drivers

I have a older computer, the specs are as follows;
AMD 1800xp+, 768 megs of ram, 40 gig HD, and a quadro2 pro graphics card. I am running Slackware 12.1

My question is are there any advantages with the nvidia proprietary drivers. I cannot get 3D enabled as my card is not supported. That being said are there any other good reasons? I did try to install them using one of the threads on this forum. It did not work as I had several errors. SO is it worth the hassle. I should say I am happy with the way the screen is setup.

Thanks for any help Kelean.
Old 08-23-2008, 12:04 PM   #2
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Howdy neighbor to the north.
Originally Posted by Kelean View Post
I should say I am happy with the way the screen is setup.
Probably not then.
Old 08-23-2008, 12:05 PM   #3
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Have you tried Nvidia's 'legacy' drivers. That appears to list the Quadro2 pro series of cards.
Old 08-23-2008, 12:14 PM   #4
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Thanks neighbor to the south.

Yes I have tried the legacy drivers with a couple of other distros. I was not able to get 3D enadled with those either. It is true the card is supported but the 3D is not.
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I have an old computer too and using proprietary nvidia driver, my computer does not resume from hibernation/suspend.

I like hibernation/suspend (speceally on this slow computer) more than 3D desktop, so I am using the opensource nv driver instead.
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If you want 3D accel, use the proprietary nvidia drivers, but most likely you will need to use legacy versions as GazL suggests.


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