Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Fedora 14

After a few frustrations with Ubuntu 10.10, I decided to switch to Fedora 14. The result is ... amazing. A little struggle with the "nouveau" driver that kept automatically loading even though it's in the blacklist. Actually, it's loaded before the blacklist file is read, so I had to change the boot line in grub by adding "rdblacklist=nouveau". After that, I was able to compile and install the nVidia driver. glxgears went from 600 FPS to 12000 FPS! Quite impressive.So far, I got no problem: no missed refresh, no strange behavior, no missing buttons/applets in the top bar. I plan to give it a more thorough look this week-end. But so far, so good!