Linked by Rahul on Tue 24th Feb 2009 23:09 UTC
Fedora Core Among the many new features for Fedora 11, a newly added one is Nouveau becoming the default driver for Nvidia cards in Rawhide. Nouveau is an effort to create a completely free and open source 3D driver for Nvidia cards. Fedora 7 originally included this driver installed but not enabled by default. Red Hat recently hired Ben Skeggs, one of the primary Nouveau developers and Nouveau driver has been accepted by the Fedora Engineering team to be the default driver for Nvidia cards with the legacy nv driver as a fallback option. Nouvaeu already supports more chipsets, RANR 1.1 support, Accelerated XRENDER, Textured Video support for many cards that are not covered by the nv driver which has been hampered by a lot of obfuscated code as well. Phoronix has other details.
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RE: Is-it meaningful?
by UltraZelda64 on Wed 25th Feb 2009 10:40 UTC in reply to "Is-it meaningful?"
UltraZelda64
Member since:
2006-12-05

Fedora is also a distribution which choose to install KDE4.0 by default for KDE..
It's clearly a (very) bleeding edge distribution so the use of Nouveau as a default driver cannot really be used as an indicator of the state of the Nouveau's driver..

Very good point.

And for a second there, I was getting kind of excited...

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RE[2]: Is-it meaningful?
by broken_symlink on Wed 25th Feb 2009 15:50 in reply to "RE: Is-it meaningful?"
broken_symlink Member since:
2005-07-06

Well, it must be at least somewhat usable if they are including. I mean this is much more important than kde, because without this you wouldn't even able to run kde in the first place.

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