was: Still no kmod for new nvidia- now: so Move On

Tim ignored_mailbox at yahoo.com.au
Thu Aug 12 02:39:26 UTC 2010

On Wed, 2010-08-11 at 17:02 -0400, Bill Davidsen wrote:
> The one thing I can't accept is breaking support for systems which
> worked fine on older releases. I don't want people running FC9 any
> more, but FC13 no longer supports the hardware. By support I mean a
> default install will display a graphical login screen a opposed to
> locking up so hard the battery must come out.

An educated guess would be that the underlying system (e.g. Xorg, the
compiler, or even most of the OS) changed over time, and nobody in the
development side of things was using any of the hardware that (now)
fails, to be able to notice that it failed.

For people without that specific hardware, probably the only failure
that they're going to notice would be a compilation error.

[tim at localhost ~]$ uname -r

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