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k9dog
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:18 pm    Post subject: nouveau 8 bit or more nvidia legacy 1 bable. Reply with quote

I'm sure you feel you need to move Gentoo forward. It is pretty clear that the old nvidia driver was holding us back.. Yet 8 bit modes worked with vnc and made some old games playable.

But 8 bit isn't supported by nouveau and a bit harder to keep pc cool also. I had it up and working. Now I'm almost there on nouveau driver too and if computer haven't started heating up it seem cool. Driver also got some tearing problems and had to change what is started during startxfce4. Gave up on xdm for now.

It's really the old 256 colour stuff or lack there of that is annoying me most at this time.Is there a workaround using vnc or anything else?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you only need software rendering for a very very very old machine I think you could use the nv driver. Or straight framebuffer. Did you try that?

PS try lightdm instead of xdm/gdm.
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