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BinaryDriverHowto/Nvidia – Community Help Wiki

By default Ubuntu will use the open source video driver Nouveau for your NVIDIA graphics card. This driver lacks support for 3D acceleration and may not work with the very latest video cards or technologies from NVIDIA.

An alternative to Nouveau are the closed source unified NVIDIA drivers, which are developed by NVIDIA. This driver provides excellent 3D acceleration and video card support.

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One Response to BinaryDriverHowto/Nvidia – Community Help Wiki

  1. I think Nouveau was developed specifically to support 3D acceleration, it just isn’t as good as the closed-source driver. There’s an older, open-source, non-3D driver called “nv”. The open-source drivers for AMD graphics cards are supposed to be better.

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