[PlanetCCRMA] Nvidia on kernel-rt?

Peter Kirn peter at createdigitalmedia.net
Mon Mar 1 08:27:12 PST 2010

Hey Steve,

Compiling the proprietary NVIDIA driver against the real-time kernel
is atypically easy thanks to Fedora's support for akmods:


Do you want noveau? Well, no, not really, because even in its newest
iterations, noveau's 3D support is slow and incomplete. It's an
interesting project, but it has a long way to go, since NVIDIA doesn't
make their 3D support open.

I've tested a couple of NVIDIA cards here and been pretty happy with
them. I don't know that there's any particular advantage to ATI, but
I'd be curious to hear other experience. You can use akmod with ATI,

Anyway, for actual 3D, there's no comparison. The integrated graphics
has better open support, but only the dedicated cards really offer any
real 3D functionality and performance.

I wrote down the steps I took to get akmod working; need to post that
somewhere. But I find I can pretty transparently use it even while
juggling kernels, which used not to be the case.


On Mon, Mar 1, 2010 at 11:22 AM, S C Rigler <riglersc at gmail.com> wrote:
> For the past three years I've been using an HP laptop with integrated Intel
> graphics so I'm a little ignorant about issues people might have experienced
> with other chipsets.  I'm now in the market for a new laptop and it seems
> like the best options have Nvidia graphics.  Does the proprietary Nvidia
> driver compile against the rt kernel?  Should I use the nouveau driver
> instead?  Is a laptop with ATI graphis a better option?
> Curious.
> --Steve
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