[Ardour-Users] ardour 4 // slow graphical interface

jk at jasonkahn.net jk at jasonkahn.net
Fri Apr 24 14:15:26 PDT 2015

hi chris

thanks a lot for your detailed answer.

actually, since first posting, i've found out how 
to insall the proprietary nvidia driver as a 
substitute for the nouveau driver, but i'm not 
sure if this will make a difference and am a bit 
hesitant to try as everything else on my system is 
-- and has been for years -- working fine. so, i'm 
in a bit of a quandry.

i'm on debian testing (jessie).


On 04/24/2015 10:32 PM, Chris Caudle wrote:
> On Wed, April 22, 2015 1:31 pm, jk at jasonkahn.net wrote:
>> just wondering if anyone can point me in the
>> direction of some information on how to change
>> these drivers.
> Did anyone reply off list to your question?  I was hoping someone with
> experience with the recent NVidia driver would reply, I switched to ATI
> cards several years ago, so my information is very out of date.
> I forgot if you mentioned what distribution you are using.  Some
> distributions provide a distribution specific way (for example, I use
> Fedora and there is a third party site which makes an RPM wrapper for the
> NVidia installer so you can use the usual OS tools to install the driver).
> I found this link at NVidia, but since the instructions are generic they
> may not be the easiest way to install for your particular distribution, or
> when you update your system since the usual package tracking tools for the
> distribution probably don't know about the driver, there is no guarantee
> that the update tool won't try to reinstall a conflicting nouveau driver.
> It probably won't, but it is easier to be sure when the driver has an RPM
> or DEB wrapper to let the distribution tools know how it interacts.
> http://http.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86/1.0-8756/README/chapter-01.html
> If you happen to be using Ubuntu or a variant, you can find instructions
> here:
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BinaryDriverHowto/Nvidia
> Besides Fedora and Ubuntu I'm not sure which other distributions might
> have easy to use installation instructions, you would have to just search
> for "nvidia driver" and whatever the name of your distribution is
> together.

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