Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free, no registration required.

My GPU is an old one (FX 5500), but it supports 3D acceleration with the NVIDIA driver. There is experimental acceleration support in the open source drivers as far as I know, and I would like to try it out on Natty. What are my options?

I know about X Updates PPA by the Ubuntu-X team, and it worked with the binary blob for me. Can it provide open-source 3D acceleration?

share|improve this question
add comment

1 Answer 1

up vote 4 down vote accepted

It's easy, just install libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental package which provides experimental 3d support for nouveau driver.

share|improve this answer
    
Official repo or PPA? –  Oxwivi Sep 3 '11 at 19:03
    
Offical repositories. –  Vojtech Trefny Sep 3 '11 at 19:10
    
Does it work? :| –  RobinJ Sep 3 '11 at 20:54
    
@RobinJ, I had upgraded to Oneiric. Will reinstall Natty and inform you. Though if it doesn't work for me, it'd be probably because of my really old hardware - just so you know. –  Oxwivi Sep 4 '11 at 8:50
    
Ok, thanks. ---- –  RobinJ Sep 4 '11 at 9:10
show 3 more comments

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.