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SubjectRe: RealMagic DVD-cards
OK.

Why don't we ask the guys at veiled.net for assistance. They were successful
with the ATI petition which was run via veiled. Just a thought.

Hirsim{ki Mika wrote:

> > I mailed to Sigma Designs, and asked are they going to support Linux. The
> > answer was: 'we are doing some researching" or something like that..
>
> Yep. I mailed them as well and got the same reply. To me it
> sounds like: "We are not going to write a Linux driver unless
> hordes of screaming customers tell us to do so right now, so
> bugger off!"
>
> When I pressed the matter further by asking about the
> availability of the specifications so that I could start
> working on a driver myself, the answer was blunt: "sorry,
> they are classified. you'll have to wait until the drivers
> are ready."
>
> I've understood that the decryption of the DVD-signal is
> handled on the hardware level so encryption cannot be the
> reason for them to withhold the card's programming specs.
>
> Petition time, anyone?
>
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