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Re: [linux-dell-laptops] graphic-card power-management /graphic card change

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  • Haedn Thorn
    xfree and X.org both come with non-3D versions of the nVidia driver. It should be called nv
    Message 1 of 2 , Jun 4, 2005
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      xfree and X.org both come with non-3D versions of the nVidia driver. It should
      be called "nv"

      --- Mystify <chewbacka@...> wrote:
      > hi...
      >
      > i own an inspiron 8500 with an nvidia GeForce4 Ti 4200 Go...
      > the nvidia linux driver doesn't contain the powermizer function, so that
      > the notebook gets really warm, even when only X is running, without any
      > 3D app running...
      >
      > so my thought was to change the graphic card module againt an ati, if
      > they have better working power-management...
      >
      > hopefully an ati-card user reads this, and can tell me if
      > power-management on ati-cards works better under linux...
      >
      > or is the an OS-driver for the nvidia card, that support
      > power-management? there's no need for 3D acceleration in the driver...
      > then i want to play a 3D game, i can quickly restart X with the
      > nvidia-driver...
      >
      >
      > mfg
      > OR
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