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1<?xml version='1.0' encoding="UTF-8"?> 1<?xml version='1.0' encoding="UTF-8"?>
2<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/nvidia-guide.xml,v 1.45 2008/03/06 08:50:03 nightmorph Exp $ --> 2<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/nvidia-guide.xml,v 1.46 2008/09/14 05:12:23 nightmorph Exp $ -->
3<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd"> 3<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd">
4 4
5<guide link="/doc/en/nvidia-guide.xml"> 5<guide link="/doc/en/nvidia-guide.xml">
6<title>Gentoo Linux nVidia Guide</title> 6<title>Gentoo Linux nVidia Guide</title>
7 7
26 26
27<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license --> 27<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
28<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 --> 28<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 -->
29<license/> 29<license/>
30 30
31<version>1.36</version> 31<version>1.37</version>
32<date>2008-03-06</date> 32<date>2008-09-13</date>
33 33
34<chapter> 34<chapter>
35<title>Introduction</title> 35<title>Introduction</title>
36<section> 36<section>
37<body> 37<body>
134You will need to evaluate this on your own system to get the best performance. 134You will need to evaluate this on your own system to get the best performance.
135If you are unsure what to do, use the in-kernel agpgart: 135If you are unsure what to do, use the in-kernel agpgart:
136</p> 136</p>
137 137
138<pre caption="Enabling agpgart"> 138<pre caption="Enabling agpgart">
139Device Drivers ---&gt; 139Device Drivers --->
140Character devices ---&gt; 140Graphics Support --->
141&lt;*&gt; /dev/agpgart (AGP Support) 141-*- /dev/agpgart (AGP Support) --->
142</pre> 142</pre>
143 143
144<note> 144<note>
145On amd64, the IOMMU controls the agpgart setting. 145On amd64, the IOMMU controls the agpgart setting.
146</note> 146</note>
156driver provided by nVidia. If you will be compiling your kernel for these CPUs, 156driver provided by nVidia. If you will be compiling your kernel for these CPUs,
157you must completely remove support for the in-kernel driver as shown: 157you must completely remove support for the in-kernel driver as shown:
158</impo> 158</impo>
159 159
160<pre caption="Remove the in-kernel driver"> 160<pre caption="Remove the in-kernel driver">
161Device Drivers ---&gt; 161Device Drivers --->
162Graphics Support ---&gt; 162Graphics Support --->
163&lt;*&gt; Support for frame buffer devices --->
163&lt; &gt; nVidia Framebuffer Support 164&lt; &gt; nVidia Framebuffer Support
164&lt; &gt; nVidia Riva support 165&lt; &gt; nVidia Riva support
165</pre> 166</pre>
166 167
167<p> 168<p>
168A framebuffer alternative is <c>VESA</c>: 169A framebuffer alternative is <c>uvesafb</c>, an <uri
169</p>
170
171<pre caption="Enable VESA support">
172Device Drivers ---&gt;
173Graphics Support ---&gt;
174[*] VESA VGA graphics support
175</pre>
176
177<p>
178Or, you may want to try <c>uvesafb</c>, an <uri
179link="http://dev.gentoo.org/~spock/projects/uvesafb/">advanced 170link="http://dev.gentoo.org/~spock/projects/uvesafb/">advanced
180framebuffer</uri>. Note that you can choose to compile it into your kernel, or 171framebuffer</uri>. Note that you can choose to compile it into your kernel, or
181as a module. The following example compiles uvesafb into the kernel. 172as a module. The following example compiles uvesafb into the kernel.
182</p> 173</p>
183 174
184<pre caption="Enable uvesafb support"> 175<pre caption="Enable uvesafb support">
185Device Drivers ---&gt; 176Device Drivers --->
186Graphics Support ---&gt; 177Graphics Support --->
178&lt;*&gt; Support for frame buffer devices --->
187&lt;*&gt; Userspace VESA VGA graphics support 179&lt;*&gt; Userspace VESA VGA graphics support
188</pre> 180</pre>
181
182
183<p>
184Or you can try <c>VESA</c>:
185</p>
186
187<pre caption="Enable VESA support">
188Device Drivers --->
189Graphics Support --->
190&lt;*&gt; Support for frame buffer devices --->
191[*] VESA VGA graphics support
192</pre>
193
189 194
190<p> 195<p>
191For more information, you can look up the documentation for your chosen 196For more information, you can look up the documentation for your chosen
192framebuffer in <path>/usr/src/linux/Documentation/fb/</path>. 197framebuffer in <path>/usr/src/linux/Documentation/fb/</path>.
193</p> 198</p>

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