Another funny update?

Bruno Wolff III bruno at
Tue Jun 22 06:59:33 UTC 2010

On Mon, Jun 21, 2010 at 23:30:24 -0400,
  Marcel Rieux <m.z.rieux at> wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 21, 2010 at 3:37 PM, Bruno Wolff III <bruno at> wrote:
> > On Mon, Jun 21, 2010 at 15:17:14 -0400,
> >  Marcel Rieux <m.z.rieux at> wrote:
> > > (Snip) So, finally, 4 days after the kernel update, a corresponding
> > nvidia
> > > kernel module was provided. Not a word anywhere as to why the module
> > wasn't
> > > provided with the kernel as usual.
> >
> > Did you ask on the RPMFusion lists?
> >
> No, but I have a pretty good idea of what I'd be told there. They'd say that
> their business is to teach how to install kmod-nvidia correctly and that if
> I want to install Nouveau, I should ask Fedora. Wouldn't it make sense?

That makes no sense. If you ask them for information about why this
particular kmod package was delayed, I doubt that they would give you
an answer anything like you suggest.

> If the people who provide Nouveau weren't on an ego trip and cared about
> their product, they'd provide instructions on how to install it, just as
> RPMFusion does. The fact that the NVIDIA driver is not open source is
> irrelevant.

This makes no sense. Nouveau is installed by default in Fedora.

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