NVIDIA driver *taints* kernel???

Arthur Pemberton dalive at flashmail.com
Wed Jan 19 04:20:29 UTC 2005


Sam Varshavchik wrote:

> Michael Cobb writes:
>
>> Steven,
>>
>> I have the same problem on a Opteron based FC-2 box with an Nvidia 
>> FX-500
>> card. I set runlevel 3, execute startx, and look at a blank screen. I 
>> have
>> been working on this problem for 2 weeks. So far no love from fedora!
>
>
> Good luck getting NVidia working on an Opteron.  Their closed source 
> driver is 32-bit only.  It won't be easy to shoehorn it into a 64bit 
> kernel.  Even if it's possible at all.
>
> There are many graphics cards with reliable, open source, native x.org 
> drivers.  I suggest that you pick one, and support the vendors that 
> support open source.

Out of curiousity, such as?

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