[lug] Xfree86 4.x and Debian?

D. Stimits stimits at idcomm.com
Mon Aug 13 13:16:05 MDT 2001

I don't know about Debian, but I'd strongly recommend the 4.0.x servers,
they support GeForce cards quite well. 4.1.x has a changed DRM setup,
and is still somewhat experimental in the linux kernel support, whereas
the DRM of 4.0.x is good. FYI, do not actually configure the
XF86Config-4 to use DRM until you have software working right. Once you
have that, it is probably the best OpenGL support you will get in Linux,
without paying for a commercial server (it seems both stable and fast on

D. Stimits, stimits at idcomm.com

David Morris wrote:
> I have a system dual booting Linux/Windows, and I would like to add a
> nVidia GeForce card for the purpose of playing games (The sole purpose
> of the Windows install).
> Unfortunately, the nVidia GeForce II MX chipset is not supported by
> Xfree86 3.3.x, the default version used by Debian.  I understand that
> Xfree86 4.1 does support this chipset.
> So my question:
> What experiences have the group had with Xfree86 4.1 and Linux?  And
> Debian?  Anyone use a GeForce card under Linux/X?  How is stability
> running the latest and greatest (4.1.0) Xfree86?
> Thanks for any comments.
> David
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