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SubjectRe: Why is Nvidia given GPL'd code to use in non-free drivers?
On Sun, 2003-01-05 at 22:45, Henning P. Schmiedehausen wrote:
> Alan Cox <> writes:
> >WLAN yes - openap is superb stuff
> I didn't mention an open source access point. I already have a tried

I use openap for most of my card driving. Its much more resilient.

> >ACPI - very recently become a truely open project so will I hope now
> >improve
> "very recently". :-)

Serious comment - Until very very recently Intel wouldn't take community
changes. Intels focus has also been on correctness, so changes to handle
things like broken MS AML 1.0 output haven't gone in - which burns some
toshiba users for example.

> >APM - reliable for years, bios code (the nonfree bit) often very buggy
> The APM code on my Laptop still can't figure out how to display the
> battery level correctly all the time (it flips to "0%" for a few
> seconds every five to ten minutes), so I can't use the "shut down if

BIOS bug

> below 5%" feature of apmd or my lap top would start shutting down
> every five to ten minutes. Needless to tell that the Windows 2000 APM
> has no such problem. BIOS? Really? (BTW: This is an Acer 710TE, one of

yes - BIOS. Most likely btw your Windows setup is using the ACPI

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