Another funny update?
mmamiga6 at gmail.com
Thu Jun 17 16:16:21 UTC 2010
On 06/16/2010 08:02 PM, Bruno Wolff III wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 16, 2010 at 19:52:49 -0400,
> Marcel Rieux<m.z.rieux at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Isn't RPMfusion preparing its upcoming module according to the kernel
>> version that is in Testing? I would think that RPMfusion has a nice working
>> module for kernel 188.8.131.52-92.fc12. Since Fedora decided instead to update
>> with 184.108.40.206-127.fc12 without a warning ,they might decide to never
>> provide the module for this kernel.
> They have other ways to see what kernels are being built. They also should
> notice that the testing version is older and that some sort of oops occured
> and not waste their time making a kmod for it.
>> If there was no way, Fedora should provide excuses. Or, if Fedora doesn't
>> want to play the game with RPMfusion because NVIDIA drivers are not open
>> source, they should say so and everybody will move to Nouveau. People using
>> Fedora will know that NVIDIA drivers are not available.
> Fedora pretty much does say people should use Nouveau. Some people need
> more performance and using the RPMFusion versions to do that. However
> doing that has trade offs. Using those drivers cause problems and people
> hopefully are making intelligent decisions about whether or not that using
> them is a good trade off.
>> What is unacceptable is the present situation, where you can't get a shade
>> of an explanation as to what happened. From a serious distro, this is
>> totally unacceptable.
> You continue to complain to the wrong people. RPMFusion supports the
> rpms for the proprietary nVidia drivers and if you want anything to
> change, you should be complaining to them, as they are the ones that
> need to fix things.
>> So, let me ask: why wasn't the kernel in testing released? If the one that
>> has finally been offered was deemed better, why wasn't it put in testing
>> before release?
> I usually run kernels from the Koji builds so I don't know which kernels
> were in testing and updates in what order. However if you want to be able
> to make some guesses you might try reading the change logs in the kernel
> spec file. (You can see them on koji without having to download the srpms.)
Without the Nvidia drivers there is no support for Cuda and shaders
If you want to over clock your video card you are shit out of luck with
I can understand Fedora developing the nouveau drivers but getting the
full benefit out of a very fast Nvidia card is nil with nouveau.
I sure hope the kmod is made and delivered by rpmfusion because without
it I will not use the new kernel if I have to fall back to nouveau
This is the first kernel update I have seen where there is no kmod for
Here's to hoping
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