Section: Devices and Network Interfaces (4)
Updated: xf86-video-nouveau 1.0.11
Section "Device" Identifier "devname" Driver "nouveau" ... EndSection
nouveau is an Xorg driver for NVIDIA video cards. The driver supports 2D acceleration and provides support for the following framebuffer depths: (15,) 16 and 24. TrueColor visuals are supported for these depths.
The nouveau driver supports PCI, PCI-Express and AGP video cards based on the following NVIDIA chips:
Please refer to (5) for general configuration details. This section only covers configuration details specific to this driver.
The driver auto-detects the chipset type and the amount of video memory present for all chips.
The following driver Options are supported:
For example: Option "ZaphodHeads" "LVDS,VGA-0" will assign xrandr outputs LVDS and VGA-0 to this instance of the driver.:
A value of 1 corresponds to double-buffering. A value of 2 corresponds to triple-buffering. Higher values may allow higher framerate, but also increase lag for interactive applications, e.g., games. Nouveau currently reliably supports a maximum value of 2 on XOrg 1.12+. A maximum setting of 2 on older x-servers is allowed, but it will break conformance with the OpenML OML_sync_control specification and will cause failure of software that relies on correct presentation timing behaviour as defined in that specification.
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