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nouveau ftw

Recently I got tired of gradually slowing down performance of my entire desktop at work. It’d seem that the culprit was *drumroll* closed source nvidia driver.

After changing to nouveau everything is even better. In case I forget, the device is 8500GT. Though no DRI or AIGLX and wrong DPI. I tried to fix the DPI, nouveau says it configures it per EDID data but xpdyinfo tells otherwise) but didn’t get around it.

I also noticed that the only way to get “persisted” multihead configuration in Kubuntu 10.10 is to write xorg.conf manually.