I tried just swapping the cards (ATI Radeon HD6450 -> EVGA 8400GS), assuming OS 12.3 Neuveau would figure out it needed to change something, but it didn’t - I get the startup splash screen, but not the KDE boot screen, etc., and not a desktop. So I have to boot into Recovery Mode. I’ve been looking through the threads but don’t see this addressed.
Haha - that’s why I asked I tend toward being precipitous… I just did a vanilla OS 12.3 install… so I guess it must be xorg.conf - will check - it seems there is only an xorg.conf.install file in there… Will try a normal reboot now (after doing a full online update).
Thanks again for the warning! I did a full online update (I hadn’t done that yet as this is a fresh install) and it worked fine. I guess part of the update was a new graphics card detector. I really like the Neuveau (sp?) so we have great graphics without having to sweat installing specific drivers. But I think it’s still dicey for gamers…
But probably the driver crashed before and that got fixed by the update.
I really like the Neuveau (sp?) so we have great graphics without having to sweat installing specific drivers. But I think it’s still dicey for gamers…
It’s spelt nouveau, that’s french and means “new”.
But yeah, it works quite well nowadays (depending on the specific chipset of course). For full performance (especially regarding 3D and CUDA) you still need the proprietary driver. And it might also support the power management features better.
It should get better though, as nvidia themselves are now finally supporting the nouveau development (they even committed code already for some new chipsets AFAIK).