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Re: nvidia and FC2

On Thu, 2004-05-20 at 07:11 -0500, dalen wrote:
> Rui Miguel Seabra wrote:
> > On Thu, 2004-05-20 at 10:09 +0100, Chris Jones wrote:
> >>>Ask NVIDIA, they're the only one entity who can help you.
> > 
> > No, they don't want to cooperate with the community of NVIDIA cards'
> > users.
> Nvidia does cooperate with nvidia card users by providing drivers for 
> linux/windows/etc.  The issue of binary -vs- gpl drivers is independent 
> of the issue of cooperation.

No it's not. Whith binary only drivers, they're your master.
They even IMPOSE macrovision on your computer.

With Free Software drivers (note: not necessarily GPL) you wouldn't be
having the troubles there are right now (which are only happening
_once_again_ although for different technical reasons).

>   I for one am glad that nvidia provides 
> drivers so my kids can play Tux Racer:)  I would rather them provide gpl 
> drivers, but I respect their business decision.

You respect a decision that doesn't respect you?
You do know that respect goes both ways, right?

> I emailed nvidia and asked when a new driver for fc2 would be available 
> and received the answer below.
> "We are aware of the poor interaction between our driver
> and the 4kstack limitation in Fedora Core 2, and hope to release
> a new driver soon.  I do not have an ETA at this point, though.

===>>> So... the poor interaction is due to the "limitation" present in
Fedora Core 2, how thankful must we be that they so graciously will
grant some charity... "soon".

Keep taking soma, that's what I say.


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