Still no kmod for new nvidia

Bill Davidsen davidsen at
Mon Aug 2 21:19:39 UTC 2010

David wrote:
> On 7/31/2010 3:00 PM, Bill Davidsen wrote:
>> Bruno Wolff III wrote:
>>> On Sat, Jul 31, 2010 at 13:00:33 -0400,
>>>   Bill Davidsen <davidsen at> wrote:
>>> But they probably aren't going to work with recent kernels. So that makes them
>>> not very useful for using them on recent Fedora.
>>> Also the ones that are paid to develop graphics drivers have 3D support
>>> low on the their list of things to work on. Airlie covers some of this in:
>>> The topic is more nuanced than that. Part of it is RPMFusion users getting
>>> support here instead of RPMFusion. Part of it is that Fedora's stated
>>> principals are such that it attracts people who care more about free software
>>> than say Ubuntu. Part of it is if you want to change corporations'
>>> behaviors you need to affect their bottom line. That is why some people here
>>> will advocate not buying nVidia hardware even when it is cheaper for the
>>> performance when using the binary drivers. Part of it is people using
>>> nVidia's driver stuff directly which changes your system in ways that
>>> may be hard to undo later and may introduce security problems that are
>>> hard to fix unless nVidia issues an update.
>> Given the reality, that users bought computers which Linux supported 
>> only a few years ago, and in some cases paid extra to get computers 
>> which ran Linux, it really sends a message to have that hardware become 
>> unsupported two years later. Thanks guys. Hand MSFT a big bag of FUD 
>> about "will Linux even run on your computer by the time it's depreciated 
>> or paid for?" Sadly, for once it's true. :-(
> Your last paragraph has me confused. The part about "paid extra". Paid
> extra for what exactly?
> I ask because I have never done that. I have stayed away from obvious
> conflicting things like Win-Modems and Lexmark printers but I have never
> paid more for Linux support.
I'm glad you never had to buy a more expensive system, particularly laptops, to 
get hardware which is supported. Many others have, definitely including me.

Bill Davidsen <davidsen at>
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