Still no kmod for new nvidia
davidsen at tmr.com
Sat Jul 31 19:00:39 UTC 2010
Bruno Wolff III wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 31, 2010 at 13:00:33 -0400,
> Bill Davidsen <davidsen at tmr.com> wrote:
>> Let me try to be polite about that, the drivers in FC6 thru FC9 are proprietary?
>> Really? Sounds like FUD to me!
> But they probably aren't going to work with recent kernels. So that makes them
> not very useful for using them on recent Fedora.
>> figure you will like them for that when you buy again (I do), and unpaid open
>> source developers will work on new features, because their "compensation" is
>> from either using what they write or impressing other developers with it.
> 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:
>> Unfortunately open source fanatics will continue to post as if license purity is
>> more import than working computers. I've worn out my urge to warn users.
> 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. :-(
Bill Davidsen <davidsen at tmr.com>
"We can't solve today's problems by using the same thinking we
used in creating them." - Einstein
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