[CentOS] CentOS 7 and 4K display

Fri May 6 14:15:11 UTC 2016
John Hodrien <J.H.Hodrien at leeds.ac.uk>

On Fri, 6 May 2016, Valeri Galtsev wrote:

> It probably would be better to say "nv" driver in this case.

No, it would be wrong.

> My understanding is (someone correct me if I'm wrong here) that nouveay
> "driver" is just a wrapper that figures out what video chipset you have and
> loads appropriate open source driver (nv in this case) for that chipset.

No.  https://nouveau.freedesktop.org/wiki/

> And indeed, nvidia proprietary driver "will work better" for less trivial
> cases. E.g., if you attach two screens with different resolution. open
> source driver will not handle it, whereas proprietary driver will. This is
> why I, to the contrary to majority of Linux folks, never favored nvidia.

But if you want to do proper OpenGL, nVidia's solution has wiped the floor
with AMD's in terms of capabilities, stability, and consistent behaviour
between versions.