Still no kmod for new nvidia

Steve Searle steve at
Fri Jul 30 09:46:23 UTC 2010

Around 02:44am on Friday, July 30, 2010 (UK time), David scrawled:

> On 7/29/2010 5:00 PM, Steve Searle wrote:
> > Around 09:54pm on Thursday, July 29, 2010 (UK time), James Mckenzie scrawled:
> > 
> >> And the comment on "Linux on the Desktop".  Not ready yet.  We need it so that users don't have to go through hoops to use what they need.  All distributions suffer from this, even the more friendly ones.
> > 
> > I've seen Windows users struggle with drivers that won't work with their
> > hardware plenty of times - and have even helped them out. But there are
> > plenty of Windows users who are not able to get all their hardware
> > working properly when they upgrade their OS. Yet (presumably) MS Windows
> > is considered an "on the Desktop" system, whatever that means.
> Microsoft does not supply drivers for hardware. The hardware makers
> supply the drivers. Microsoft does supply some simple drivers with the
> OS, as does Fedora, but those are also supplied by the hardware makers.

Who supplies them is not the point here. "Driver hell" happens on
Windows as well, yet that is considered a desktop system.


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