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SubjectRe: [RFC] Small PCI core patch
Jeff Garzik wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 22, 2005 at 06:40:20PM +0200, Avi Kivity wrote:
>> Jeff Garzik wrote:
>>> On Tue, Nov 22, 2005 at 06:14:56PM +0200, Avi Kivity wrote:
>>>> You exaggerate. Windows drivers work well enough in Windows (or so I
>>>> presume). One just has to implement the environment these drivers
>>>> expect, very carefully.
>>> I exaggerate nothing -- we have real world experience with ndiswrapper
>>> and similar software, which is exactly the same model you proposed, is
>>> exactly the same model that has created all sorts of technical, legal,
>>> and political problems.
>> I agree that the legal and political problems are real. I offered two
>> solutions to the technical problems.
> And given real world experience with "solutions" like this, they cause
> more problems than they solve.
>> However the situation with video drivers is already bad, and
>> deteriorating. I had to hunt on the Internet to get my recent (FC4)
>> distro to support my low-end embedded video (via). In the future it
>> looks like even that won't work.
> VIA is working with open source community. They are small enough
> (comparatively) that they need every advantage. VIA is one of the
> positive examples.

The biggest problem with VIA (and Intel) is that they are only available
as integrated video on the motherboard. I can't just walk to the store
and pick one up off the shelf. I have yet to see any AMD64 motherboards
with these chipsets either.

Brian Gerst
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