Nvidia sucks, sucks, sucks !
peter at thecodergeek.com
Fri Nov 10 02:11:08 UTC 2006
On Fri, 2006-11-10 at 09:48 +1100, Cameron Simpson wrote:
> It would be nice if everything worked out of the box, but the Linux
> kernel folks have never felt bound to provide stable kernel interfaces
> for drivers, leading to constant and routine need for users to source
> newer versions of third party drivers (if they even exist) that have
> been updated to the new interface change.
> Consider: what's changed? NVidia's driver? No. Your laptop hardware? No.
> What's changed is the Linux kernel interface. Thanks Linus!
Having a stable in-kernel API is complete nonsense. It would function
only to harm further kernel development. The easiest way to keep your
out-of-tree driver updated to the new kernel changes is - guess what? -
Get it *into* the upstream kernel tree!
See Grek KH's webpage on this for more information:
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