Nvidia sucks, sucks, sucks !
init at pdc.kth.se
Thu Nov 9 18:44:15 UTC 2006
Kim Lux <lux at diesel-research.com> writes:
> > Which is why I use the prebuilt packages in Livna. I haven't touched the
> > original nVidia driver package in years, and it has been a breeze.
> Well, livna went off line a while ago, no ?
Livna is online now at least. It could have been a very temporary network
problem, possibly a local problem with your ISP or its MAN (Metropolitan
> So can we always trust someone else to build us a driver ?
I suggest you postpone such worries until nobody builds us a driver.
> Secondly, if you read my post, yum install kmod-nvidia didn't work and
> lots of other people had trouble with it too.
Could it possibly have been caused by your prior messing with the non-rpm
nVidia package? I think so.
> Well, does livna have a module for kernel 2835 ? Nope. So I needed to
> do a manual installation.
No, AFAIK Livna does not have driver packages for development kernels.
> Now if nvidia would release their code to the kernel developers it could
> get built like ever other kernel module.
The ideal would certainly be to have nVidia release their drivers as open
source and having them integrated into the kernel. Unfortunately, I don't
see that happening soon.
> Can you imaging what Linux hardware support would be like if we had to do
> this for every piece of hardware on a PC ?
It would be extremely bad, but happily that isn't the case.
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