What is the difference between nvidia-glx-new and nvidia-glx-new-envy?

Asked by Felipe Figueiredo on 2008-06-04

AFAICT, the package descriptions between the nvidia-glx-new and nvidia-glx-new-envy are exactly the same. I looked both in my system and in packages.u.c. Even the driver version seem to be the same (both have the latest from nvidia's site).

So, what's the difference between them?

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Best Nicolas DERIVE (kalon33) said : #1

Hello Felipe,

The *-envy packages are made to be installed and configured by the envy application (envyng-qt or envyng-gtk) whereas the other package (here nvidia-glx-new) is made to be installed and configured by you or the jockey application (Hardware drivers in the System > Administration).

Hope that it helps you.


Nicolas DERIVE (kalon33) said : #2

Hello Felipe,

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Thanks by advance for taking the time to do that.


Felipe Figueiredo (philsf) said : #3

Thanks Nicolas DERIVE, that solved my question.