3D Support for NVIDIA

Karl Larsen k5di at zianet.com
Mon Dec 17 12:53:23 UTC 2007


Sam Varshavchik wrote:
> Angel writes:
>
>> Intel Pentium 4 (2.4 GHZ),1 GB DDR RAM,nVIDIA Geforce FX 5200 (128 
>> MB),SAMSUNG SATA hard disk (128 GB),SAMSUNG DVD RW,SAMSUNG 17" Monitor.
>> You wanna tell,Fedora can't support this?
>
> Of course it can. Everything will work, except accelerated 3D 
> graphics. Basic video will work, but not 3D.
>
>>                                          So I have to buy a new system?
>
> If you want hardware-accelerated 3D, yes. Or, you'll have to install 
> Nvidia's binary blobs. But if you do that, and if afterwards you have 
> problems with the kernel crashing, you'll have to remove Nvidia's 
> non-free drivers, and reproduce the problem without them, before 
> anyone will help you.
>
>> Funny.Very funny.
>> :-$
>
> Yes. I've been watching this situation, for the last couple of years, 
> with some amusement.
>
    You Fedora rooters seem to forget that Nvidia unlike many other 
hardware builders DOES provide a "DRIVER" for Windows, not a surprise, 
but also for Linux! I know your trying to get a thing set up so you can 
yum Nvidia. It is not working well.

    In the mean time you can and I did get the software made by Nvidia 
for Linux and yes, I must run it every time I accept a kernel change. 
This takes about 5 minutes.

Karl



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