5.26. xorg-x11-drv-nv

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xorg-x11-drv-nv provides a driver for NVIDIA cards for the implementation of the X Window System.
  • Improvements have been made to the 'nv' driver, enhancing suspend and resume support on some systems equipped with nVidia GeForce 8000 and 9000 series devices. Due to technical limitations, this will not enable suspend/resume on all hardware. (BZ#414971)
  • The nv driver for NVIDIA graphics devices does not fully support the DisplayPort digital display interface. Connections from DisplayPort video devices to DisplayPort monitors are unsupported by the nv driver. Internal laptop and notebook displays that use Embedded DisplayPort (eDP) are also unsupported. Other connections, such as VGA, DVI, HDMI and the use of DisplayPort to DVI adapters are supported by the nv driver. To work around this limitation, it is recommended that the "vesa" driver be used. (BZ#566228)
The following note applies to x86_64 Architectures:
  • Some machines that use NVIDIA graphics cards may display corrupted graphics or fonts when using the graphical installer or during a graphical login. To work around this, switch to a virtual console and back to the original X host. (BZ#222737, BZ#221789)
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