Section: Devices and Network Interfaces (4)
Updated: xf86-video-nouveau 1.0.15
nouveau - NVIDIA video driver
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.
driver supports PCI, PCI-Express and AGP video cards based on the following NVIDIA chips:
- RIVA TNT
- RIVA TNT2
- GeForce 256, QUADRO
- GeForce2, QUADRO2
NV11 & NV15
- GeForce3, QUADRO DCC
- nForce, nForce2
- GeForce4, QUADRO4
NV17, NV18, NV25, NV28
- GeForce FX, QUADRO FX
NV30, NV31, NV34, NV35, NV36, NV37, NV38
- GeForce 6XXX
NV40, NV41, NV43, NV44, NV45, C51, MCP61
- GeForce 7XXX
G70, G71, G72, G73, MCP67, MCP68, MCP73
- GeForce 8XXX, 9XXX, 2XX, 3XX
G80, G84, G86, G92, G94, G96, G98, G200, GT215, GT216, GT218, MCP77,
- GeForce 4XX, 5XX
GF100, GF104, GF106, GF108, GF110, GF114, GF116, GF117, GF119
- GeForce 6XX, 7XX
GK104, GK106, GK107, GK110, GK208
- GeForce GTX 750
Please refer to xorg.conf
(5) for general configuration
details. This section only covers configuration details specific to this
The driver auto-detects the chipset type and the amount of video memory
present for all chips.
The following driver
- Option "HWCursor" "boolean"
Enable or disable the HW cursor. Default: on.
- Option "AccelMethod" "string"
Specify the acceleration method. One of "none", or "exa". Default: exa.
- Option "NoAccel" "boolean"
Disable or enable acceleration. Default: acceleration is enabled.
- Option "ShadowFB" "boolean"
Enable or disable use of the shadow framebuffer layer. Default: off.
- Option "WrappedFB" "boolean"
Enable or disable wfb, only affects nv50+. Useful for some legacy configurations where high rendering latency is perceived. Default: wfb is disabled.
- Option "GLXVBlank" "boolean"
Synchronize GLX clients to VBlank. Useful where tearing is a problem,
harmful if the GPU isn't fast enough to keep up with the monitor
refresh rate. Default: on.
- Option "ZaphodHeads" "string"
Specify the randr output(s) to use with zaphod mode for a particular driver
instance. If you use this option you most use this option for all instances
of the driver.
Option "ZaphodHeads" "LVDS,VGA-0"
will assign xrandr outputs LVDS and VGA-0 to this instance of the driver.
- Option "PageFlip" "boolean"
Enable DRI2 page flipping. Default: on.
- Option "SwapLimit" "integer"
Set maximum allowed number of pending OpenGL double-buffer swaps for
a drawable before a client is blocked.
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
- Option "DRI" "integer"
Define the maximum level of DRI to enable. Valid values are 2 or 3.
exa acceleration will honor the maximum level if it is supported.
Under glamor acceleration DRI3 is always enabled if supported,
as glamor currently does not support DRI2. Default: 2 on exa, 3 on glamor.
Authors include: David McKay, Jarno Paananen, Chas Inman, Dave Schmenk,
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