Re: Any hints how to avoid a bad screen resolution and to keep a kernel-rt?

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Same problem I had with the NV<>Nouveau switch. I run Debian Sid, they dumped NV, but Nouveau is still "experimental" and doesn't support a lot of older NVidia cards, so jumping through hoops to get video seems to be the "standard" Xorg way now. (With or without an RT kernel.) Almost like going back to the bad old Linux days when you had to know the real part numbers for the actual video chips, so you could track down the technical specs you needed to tell X to use. Sigh.

When I contacted one of the developers, I was basically told that I could download the NV code, update it to work with Sid, and compile it myself ... Oh, well!

So anyway it sounds to me like however you resolve it, it won't "work all the times without much work."

On 03/16/2012 11:36 PM, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
Hi :)

since Arch upgraded X, the still supported nv driver won't work with my
kernel-rt. For other Linux installs there isn't the nv driver available.

Violating the GPL isn't an option, since for different reasons there's
no guarantee that this will work all the times without much work.

Nouveau is pestilence on my machine.

I'm not willing to use vesa, since it doesn't support the resolution I
wish to use.

Pfff! What graphics can be used that at least for non-rt-kernels could
be used with 3D acceleration and will provide without 3D acceleration
any screen resolution, without having a bad impact to audio and MIDI?

The integrated Radeon X1250 won't work with 3D acceleration, a GeForce
7200GS replace the ATI, it was ok with the proprietary driver for non-rt
kernels and using the nv driver it worked with rt kernels. Nouveau
doesn't work the way I expect a driver to work.

Now the nv driver doesn't work anymore.


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