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SubjectRe: Honest does not pay here ...
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On Mon, 2003-01-06 at 01:22, David van Hoose wrote:
> Henning P. Schmiedehausen wrote:
> > David van Hoose <davidvh@cox.net> writes:
> >
> >
> >>Binary-only drivers are great as long as they work. Every such driver I
> >>have used so far has worked perfectly.
> >>I have only one problem with NVidia's driver: It refuses to compile
> >>under 2.5.54 which requires me use X's nv driver or use 2.4.21 for KDE.
> >>Anyone know how to get around that? :-)
> >
> >
> > You get what you paid for. Go to the nVidia support forum and complain
> > loudly. That's what it is there for. I'd probably say that they tell
> > you to stick to the "released versions of Linux". If you consider this
> > support policy sucky, well there is the ATI Radeon chip...
>
> Very true. And if they don't want to support the beta kernel, that's
> there choice. I'd rather them throw a driver in for people that use the
> beta kernel for possibly testing new chipsets, know whether or not they
> need to do revisions before their own driver can be released, and so
> when the beta kernel is finally released that they'll have a driver
> right then to provide.

As I use the nvdriver on 2.4, I didn't have the pressure yet to chase a
driver for 2.5. But I'd guess that nvidia has some sort of non-public
beta program where they do testing of their stuff on latest kernels. I'd
simply ask whether there is such a program and how to join.

After all, they surely _want_ their driver to be used. Because it sells
boards. :-)


> The impression I am getting from the GPL argument is that people want
> 100% opensource drivers. Well, to be frank, I'd rather have a driver
> that isn't 100% opensource to no driver at all. I think most everyone on

Couldn't agree more.

Regards
Henning

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