I might be willing to install the binary only driver, if you look at the
performance it gives in 3D, making the laptop a suitable main machine. PCPRO
were quoting some mad frame rates in Quake III on the beast. If you see a
copy in your local Newsagent, the review is on page 172 I think.
From: ilug-admin at linux.ie [mailto:ilug-admin at linux.ie]On Behalf Of John
Sent: 06 April 2001 14:58
To: Tripe-based Solutions for the Enterprise
Subject: Re: [ILUG] Inspiron
On Fri, Apr 06, 2001 at 02:45:10PM +0100, Paul J Collins mentioned:
> PT> If you are considering the i8000, it might be worth waiting
> PT> about a month for the Geforce2go option on the graphics front.
> PT> Read a review in PCPRO this month, and it seems to fly in
> PT> comparison with the ATI option.
> Is that chipset supported by XFree86 without any proprietary
Seeing as it's not out, I'd say "no yet". The 2D stuff should be
supported by the standard nv_drv.o in XF86-4, with the 3D stuff requiring
their dodgy binary driver...
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