Nvidia proprietary drivers vs. Fedora xorg packages

Bruno Wolff III bruno at wolff.to
Mon Aug 16 00:35:45 UTC 2010

On Sun, Aug 15, 2010 at 17:12:13 -0700,
  Jonathan Ryshpan <jonrysh at pacbell.net> wrote:
> I used the kmod/akmod happily for some time, till google earth stopped
> working under the kmod/akmod driver.  (The open source (nouveau) driver,
> which would have been preferable doesn't support the 3D hardware which
> google earth needs to run at a tolerable speed.)  But the kmod/akmod
> drivers fell behind the nvidia releases and were not brought up to date
> for some time, despite some gentle prodding, so I decided to switch to
> the proprietary drivers.

Nouveau does support limited 3D now. You can install
mesa-dri-drivers-experimental to see if it works well enough for your needs.
There are bugs and the 3D support is pretty limited. So there is a good
chance it still isn't far enough along to support your needs.

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