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SubjectRe: Exploit in 2.6 kernels
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On Wed, Apr 13, 2005 at 11:47:46AM +0200, Helge Hafting wrote:
> You're not. Complain to nvidia - using both email and snailmail.
> If everybody with such problems did that, chances are they see
> the light someday. Oh, and complain to the guy handing out
> nvidia cards like confetti, state your preference for some other
> card. Perhaps that is easier to achieve.

What card would you recomend to people?

> Whats wrong with tainting? It is just a message, telling you that
> the kernel is unsupported. In this case because you're running a
> closed-source module. The tainting message itself does not do
> anything bad. There is a way - which is to write an open nvidia
> driver. To do that, you'll need to get the specs out of nvidia or
> figure it out by reverse-engineering some other nvidia driver. Either
> approach is hard, so people generally find it cheaper to just buy
> a supported card.

It is becoming harder and harder to find supported cards it seems.
Finding a card with decent 2D drivers for X can still be done, but 3D is
just not really an option it seems. Even 2D seems to be a problem on
many cards if you don't use a binary only driver.

Len Sorensen
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