nVIDIA binary driver and FC5 test 1

Tom Diehl tdiehl at rogueind.com
Thu Dec 1 02:14:21 UTC 2005

On Wed, 30 Nov 2005, alan wrote:

> On Wed, 30 Nov 2005, Matthew Miller wrote:
>> On Wed, Nov 30, 2005 at 12:51:25PM -0800, alan wrote:
>>> I figured that the testing list was the first place to ask since it is a
>>> new version of X that is fairly specific to FC5t1.
>> But Fedora people can't really help you, because they can't see what nVidia
>> did that broke.
> It is not what nVIDIA did that is the problem.  It is a change in the way
> driver modules are loaded in X.

Yes it is nVIDIA's fault. That is the point you cannot seem to understand.
nVIDIA chose not to open src their drivers. As a result no one here can help.
Do you expect Fedora devel to stop because nVIDIA cannot keep up?

> Drivers used to be located in /usr/X11R6/lib64/modules/drivers.  They are
> now (as of FC5t1) in /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers.  nVIDIA's installer
> assumes the old location and puts the drivers there and not where X now
> wants them.

So the nVIDIA drivers are b0rked wrt fc5t1. Only nVIDIA can fix them.

>>> Then I remembered why most of my friends stopped using the Fedora mailing
>>> lists for answers.

Oh well, to each his own.

>> Yeah, because you get straightforward answers back from one of the actual
>> kernel developers. Man, that sucks.
> No, because the answers were not helpful and usually abusive.

Where was the abuse? If you asked the proper questions in the proper forum,
I will bet you will get proper answers.

Over the years I have gotten way better support from the RH/Fedora lists than
I have ever gotten from various paid support venues, sometimes even including
paid linux support.



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