Nvidia drivers, like it's propriety counterpart, ati, have a tendency to break. For some computer users, it breaks a lot. The open source drivers, vesa and nv, from experience, do not break on my systems.

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Created by kevmille 7 years 1 week ago – Made popular 7 years 1 week ago
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3rdalbum's picture


7 years 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago



Suffering kernel panics? Xorg crashes that force you to restart? Do your videos look purple or green? If you get any of these symptoms and it interferes with your work, you will inevitably turn off the Nvidia driver and learn to live without Compiz.

The current Nvidia driver is a bit better than the last few releases, but it's still not so great.

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7 years 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago


I'll try this

I have been using the NVIDIA drivers, but every time I upgrade the kernel, the drivers break. Well, maybe not break, the version of driver is not compile for the new version of the kernel.