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bio website cabaladada.org
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I study linguistics, English and literature at UNESP. My interests are typography, LaTeX, computational linguistics, programming languages, Linux and computers in general.


Aug
21
asked Radeon R7 M260 & Proprietary Drivers: Bad Performance
Nov
3
awarded  Popular Question
Apr
21
revised GeForce 8600M GT: Nouveau performance better than proprietary driver?
Added output of lspci
Apr
21
comment GeForce 8600M GT: Nouveau performance better than proprietary driver?
It's a Compal FL92. Here avadirect.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=397 is a post with system specs. I'll add the output of lspci to my question, too.
Apr
21
comment GeForce 8600M GT: Nouveau performance better than proprietary driver?
Yes, I did try installing the drivers from the PPAs mentioned. The result was the same as with the stock drivers. It's pretty cool that the laptop is completely usable with nouveau, though.
Apr
21
awarded  Editor
Apr
21
revised GeForce 8600M GT: Nouveau performance better than proprietary driver?
added 5 characters in body
Apr
21
awarded  Student
Apr
21
comment GeForce 8600M GT: Nouveau performance better than proprietary driver?
@LuisAlvarado thanks for commenting. That page is pretty comprehensive but it unfortunately doesn't have any information on what I'm asking, I'm afraid. Installing drivers or understanding the difference between the proprietary driver and nouveau isn't a problem for me. I just can't get my mind around that nouveau is performing better than NVIDIA's driver, or understand why audio is affected.
Apr
21
asked GeForce 8600M GT: Nouveau performance better than proprietary driver?
Apr
21
awarded  Autobiographer