Still no kmod for new nvidia

David dgboles at
Wed Jul 28 19:02:02 UTC 2010

On 7/28/2010 1:54 PM, Rick Stevens wrote:
> On 07/27/2010 05:58 PM, James McKenzie wrote:
> It would also be nice if the manufacturers would release better
> information on the devices themselves.  Much of the time spent in FOSS
> driver development is reverse engineering drivers for Windows because
> of a lack of adequate information--and sometimes bits get left out or
> don't work well because of it.
> A few years back, Texas Instruments created a wireless NIC that a number
> of PCMCIA and USB dongles used (mostly from D-Link).  We ended up with
> hack very similar to nVidia kmods that'd use a binary blob from Windows
> for the guts of the driver.

The reason that manufacturers of hardware *that they sell* do not
release really good specs and FOSS drivers should be obvious.  :-)



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