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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?

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

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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

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