Kernel 2054 breaks nvidia.ko loading
Arjan van de Ven
arjan at fenrus.demon.nl
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
three if you count Intel ;)
> 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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