Driver for NVIDIA based video chips. License: MIT


Deprecated in 2010 See nouveau instead.

Please see for release information.

3D Acceleration Status

At present the nv driver has no 3D acceleration. Nvidia will not provide the hardware specifications needed to add 3D support. However, some reverse engineering has been done for the Riva, TNT, and Geforce hardware. The UtahGLX project has basic 3D acceleration support. Help is needed to port this to DRI. For details see the DRI Nvidia Page. A project called nouveau has been started to work on 3D support. See the project's Feature Matrix for current development status. For additional info on 3D acceleration support in general, see the wiki.

Documentation and Support

  • Please check the nv(4) manual page for the current release for configuration options.

Source code

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