nouveau - NVIDIA video driver
nouveau is an Xorg driver for NVIDIA video cards. The driver supports 2D acceleration and
provides support for the following framebuffer depths: (15,) 16 and 24. TrueColor visu-
als are supported for these depths.
The nouveau driver supports PCI, PCI-Express and AGP video cards based on the following
RIVA TNT NV4
RIVA TNT2 NV5
GeForce 256, QUADRO NV10
GeForce2, QUADRO2 NV11 & NV15
GeForce3, QUADRO DCC NV20
nForce, nForce2 NV1A, NV1F
GeForce4, QUADRO4 NV17, NV18, NV25, NV28
GeForce FX, QUADRO FX NV30, NV31, NV34, NV35, NV36, NV37, NV38
GeForce 6XXX NV40, NV41, NV43, NV44, NV45, C51
GeForce 7XXX G70, G71, G72, G73
Please refer to xorg.conf(5) for general configuration details. This section only covers
configuration details specific to this driver.
The driver auto-detects the chipset type and the amount of video memory present for all
The following driver Options are supported:
Option "HWCursor" "boolean"
Enable or disable the HW cursor. Default: on.
Option "NoAccel" "boolean"
Disable or enable acceleration. Default: acceleration is enabled.
Option "ShadowFB" "boolean"
Enable or disable use of the shadow framebuffer layer. Default: off.
Xorg(1), xorg.conf(5), Xserver(1), X(7)
Authors include: David McKay, Jarno Paananen, Chas Inman, Dave Schmenk, Mark Vojkovich
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