Nouveau From 2.6.33 Prepped For Ubuntu 10.04
Phoronix: Nouveau From 2.6.33 Prepped For Ubuntu 10.04
Back in November we shared that Nouveau would finally be pulled into the Ubuntu 10.04 kernel as up to this point Canonical had employed the feature-limited and obfuscated open-source NVIDIA driver known as xf86-video-nv. The Nouveau driver became an option with Ubuntu 9.04, but it was using Nouveau's DDX user-space mode-setting code paths that have since been dropped upstream.The plans to switch over to Nouveau with kernel mode-setting support for Ubuntu 10.04 were great, but then in December there was the very surprising move that the Nouveau driver got pulled into the Linux 2.6.33 kernel...
boot with nouveau, then run nvidia driver?
Since I would like both flicker-free booting AND fast 3D graphics, CUDA, vdpau, etc, would it be possible to boot with the nouveau driver and then switch to the NVIDIA driver?
Also, when the machine would switch from one driver to the other but keeping the same graphics mode (say 1600x1200@60Hz), would you see flashing?