Kernel 2054 breaks nvidia.ko loading

Arjan van de Ven arjan at
Thu Mar 16 17:06:59 UTC 2006

> >
> > I've heard this and many other excuses before ;)
> > To a large degree it IS an excuse. NVidia just doesn't want to open.
> > Anything else is basically them trying to find an excuse that sounds
> > plausible and may get accepted by people.
> >
> > (It's not that those excuses are lies without any truth; but the causal
> > relationship just isn't there)
> The question I have is who they are afraid of.

it's not about fear. It's about just not caring and wanting to bother
most of all afaics. 

>   There are only two 
> manufaturers of fast video cards at this point.  (Three, if you count 
> Matrox.)  They need to come to a truce and stop all this wasteful 
> bickering

three if you count Intel ;)

</shameless plug>

> Especially ATI.  They don't even support all of their shipping chipsets 
> with closed source drivers.  Their api documentation (what they will 
> release) is inaccurate most of the time.

there is also the X-box factor
"you get the Xbox/Xbox360 contract if you don't do open linux drivers,
and better if you do just bad linux in general"

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