07 March, 2012

Finally NVIDIA Free!

In the Prague office 2 weeks ago I saw our big touch schreen computers. These have NVIDIA video cards, and no proprietary drivers - yet they run composited desktops just fine. As my last attempt at having a composited desktop with nouveau failed I was afraid to try again and I must admit that it took me until 3 at night. I messed up my install quite a bit, it seems. But once done - it works! I can even play RTCW, but Warcraft III refuses to work with an error ("could not open Game.dll") which according to the interwebs is most likely graphics related. I hope I can fix that one day - but for now, I can live without games (almost never play 'em anyway) and I'm quite happy with my proprietary-driver-free system!