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Re: [linux-dell-laptops] not clear about modules in XF86Config

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  • Adam Lowry
    ... You don t want them at all - GLcore is likely to screw something up, and loading dri will do exactly nothing. Nvidia s drivers do not use X s GLcore or the
    Message 1 of 2 , May 30, 2002
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      On Thu, 2002-05-30 at 00:59, scottseagroves wrote:
      > Hi folks - I have a working X and everything, so it's not another one
      > of those questions. I'm just curious -- in a lot of the XF86Config
      > files that are posted here and on websites, for Nvidia cards, people
      > have lines like
      > Load "GLcore"
      > Load "dri"
      > etc, but in the NVIDIA readme file
      > (http://download.nvidia.com/XFree86_40/1.0-2960/README.txt) it says to
      > remove these lines (sec-03). I don't really know much about it,
      > myself, and I was wondering if you could point me to a good
      > explanation of a) what these do, and b) why you might want them even
      > against Nvidia's recommendation.

      You don't want them at all - GLcore is likely to screw something up, and
      loading dri will do exactly nothing. Nvidia's drivers do not use X's
      GLcore or the direct rendering infrastructure path - they have their own
      pathway. That's why you load GLX instead of GLcore, and the nvidia
      driver takes care of what dri would do.

      Adam
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