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Month: November 2019

Re: [trinity-users] No graphic since upgrade Stretch to Buster

From: Felix Miata <mrmazda@...>
Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2019 14:49:55 -0500
Michael composed on 2019-11-13 08:48 (UTC-0600):

> From personal experience with MX Linux (non-systemd Debian 9 stretch), I 
> concur with Nik and Nick (and I'll add nvidia is a twitchy little asshat).
> - Get a working system with nouveau.

Or not. Do not confuse the nouveau kernel driver with the nouveau DDX (X and
Wayland) driver. The nouveau kernel driver provides the kernel mode setting
functionality that competent DDXes depend on.

Xserver-xorg-video-nouveau is a reverse-engineered, *optional*, DDX built only for
NVidia GPUs. The default DDX is newer technology, automatically used when: 1-it
supports any non-ancient (AMD or Intel or NVidia) GPU; 2-KMS is not disabled; and
3-no optional DDX is installed. It can also be explicitly configured to be used
even though an applicable optional DDX is available. It's provided by the
xserver-org package itself. When in use, modeset(0) will normally be found
copiously in Xorg.0.log.

The modesetting DDX is in use here by all the NVidia GPUs I have that are new
enough for it to support, those newer than approximately 10-12 years of age.
Evolution as taught in public schools is religion, not science.

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