[conspire] new laptop Fedora 13 with NVIDIA graphics card - yum update - now only blank screen

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Wed Sep 22 11:59:13 PDT 2010

Quoting Don Marti (dmarti at zgp.org):

> Fedora, though -- they've had Nouveau as the default
> driver for Nvidia hardware for a while now:
>   http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/NouveauAsDefault
> (If I had paid for Linux support on a system running
> Fedora, I would confirm that it works with Nouveau.

On reflection, it does seem to have been the primary X.org vehicle 
for a while (versus nv), and is said to have more-extensive chipset
support.  I infer that the comments I hear about it still being scarily
alpha relate to the (not enabled by default) reverse-engineered 3D

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