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How to make nouveau driver work in Ubuntu 9.10

Using the reverse engineered open source nouveau driver for nvidia cards.
Update to the latest, and install the driver.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

# install the driver
# this will emove your proprietary nvidia driver, in case you have that installed.
sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-nouveau

# gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
SubSection "Display"
Virtual 3840 3840

Section "Device"
Identifier "Default Device"
Driver "nouveau"
Option "NoLogo" "True"

Run this to make sure it's working
glxinfo | grep direct
direct rendering: YesNote:
This driver does not support 3D. If you need 3D support you still have to install the nvidia proprietary driver.

Ubuntu 9.10 3D Desktop

Ubuntu Jaunty 9.10 alpha3 with the latest updates as of 2 AugUG 2009.
compiz, emerald and cairo-dock are enabled.

The demo was recorded with gtk-recordmydesktop and uploaded to you-tube without changes.

I used a Thinkpad T400s with a Intel gfx chipset. The cool thing here is that 3D support on the Intel gfx chipset looks to be fixed and works great with compiz on the new Ubuntu 9.10

The video was recorded at 1440x900 15fps with the apps running at same time, it looks a bit sloppy, but on the screen of the t400s it looked very fluid and smooth.

I think gtk-recordmydesktop was not able to grab all the video glory from the video card.