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Re: Rawhide breaks Nvidia again



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On 08/11/2009 10:07 AM, Chuck Forsberg WA7KGX N2469R wrote:
>>> >  Last week I was able to get the swell Nvidia driver to work with
>>> Rawhide,
>>> >  but Monday's Rawhide breaks it again with an undefined symbol. 
>>> Apparently
>>> >  this symbol has gone missing now and then for years now even in BSD.
>>> >  >  dlopen: /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers/nvidia_drv.so:
>>> undefined symbol:
>>> >  resVgaShared
>>> >  >  Is it a Microsoft plot to keep Linux from enjoying high
>>> performance graphics
>>> >  in (relative) peace and quiet?
>>>      
>>
>> Could you_please_  stop asking about this? We've explained, multiple
>> times, that we are not particularly interested in the proprietary driver
>> and it's not on-topic for this list. Why do you keep asking about it?
>>
>> -- Adam Williamson Fedora QA Community Monkey IRC: adamw | Fedora
>> Talk: adamwill AT fedoraproject DOT org http://www.happyassassin.net
> Has the  "see Figure.1" ethos jumped from VMS to Linux?
> Why maintain Flightgear and other 3d programs if there
> is no way to run them properly?  Do the Fedora developers
> work in such a noisy environment that they don't notice the
> roar of the unregulated GPU fan?
> 

Chuck,

I think what is trying to be said is that Fedora can't support the
nVidia close-source drivers or the ATI catalyst drivers and so posting
bug reports about them here that they don't work is not something they
can fix. So while it is frustrating for you, the problem is that the
nVidia drivers don't yet work with the X that is shipped with rawhide.
And it should be no surprise that a close source driver is broken in
rawhide. So when nVidia fixes the driver to work with the new X then you
should be able to use that driver again. The open-source nouveau driver
is not feature complete with power saving or 3d support and this is a
known issue and people are working on it.

Additionally, the intel drivers and radeons below r600 do actually work
correctly with flightgear and other 3d apps. So there are ways to run
them properly, just not yet with your video device.

Kevin

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