Linked by Robert C. Dowdy on Tue 8th Oct 2002 02:36 UTC
Red Hat I know what you're thinking, but don't worry. This article isn't 'Yet Another Red Hat 8.0 Review'. This article is primarily about using Red Hat 8.0 if you happen to be a newbie, but it's also about using Red Hat 8.0 if you happen to be a KDE user. Why? I happen to be a KDE user, so it makes sense I'd focus more on what I know the most about. Plus, I still remember the frustration of staring with something akin to terror at a blank command line with lots of ideas about what I'd like to do and very little knowledge of how to do it.
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by Rob on Tue 8th Oct 2002 04:18 UTC

Actually I do like to fire up Quake or UT or even TuxRacer every once in a while, so I love my GeForce. I tend to have the drivers installed even if I'm not using them. Since the 3D drivers do tend to be flaky, I usually just have 2 XF86Config files. One is named "XF86Config-2d" the other "XF86Config-3d". Then if I get the urge for mindless digital violence or whatever I just swap the files, hit CTRL-ALT-BKSPC and I'm ready to go. It only takes a few seconds and it pays for itself in time saved unhanging dead X servers.

It's not that the nVidia drivers will bring down a machine that's doing normal stuff, just that I've learned that the prettier an OpenGL screensaver is, the more likely it is to wreak havoc. I've also learned that if I'm using the 3D drivers I'll use the prettiest screensaver I can get my hands on in spite of that (I guess I'm a sucker for eye-candy). So I use the 2d drivers for doing "real" work.