Still no kmod for new nvidia

James McKenzie jjmckenzie51 at
Wed Jul 28 00:58:38 UTC 2010

Bill Davidsen wrote:
> And if you run Radeon chipsets which worked with FC6 and FC9, should you expect 
> that the developers would spend time on gamer features like 3D and compiz while 
> long time users run in text mode or VESA mode at best? Not everyone can throw 
> away what was a pretty decent laptop when it gets to be three years old.
And WHY should AMD/ATI support old hardware?  They ain't selling anymore. 

ATI support is, mostly, on a paid basis and funded for current AMD/ATI 

The current version of the Catalyst drivers does not and should not 
support my 10 year old laptop with an ATI Rage Mobility 3 2xAGP 
adaptor.  Nor do I expect them to do so.

> Lately it feels as if developers are not adding features but breaking or 
> removing support as well, as though there were some limit on the number of 
> chipsets which can work.
Again, if I worked as a developer for a company that was paying my 
bills, I would do what they tell me. 

This is true for nVidia, AMD/ATI and Intel.  What makes them money is 
what they will support.  Ever check the difference in Windows versus 
Linux support?  Linux lags severely in several functions across the 
board.   Windows gamer users are a major source of their money and sales 
in high end video cards.  Linux users are not.

Them's the facts folks.   You cannot short the developers on FOSS 
projects, you have to look at the manufacturers as well.

BTW, this applies to ANY of the 'non-Windows' operating systems that 
rely on developers to create drivers for the device.

James McKenzie

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