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Re: Rawhide breaks Nvidia again

On Tue, 11 Aug 2009 09:07:14 -0700
Chuck Forsberg WA7KGX N2469R <caf omen com> wrote:

> On 08/11/2009 04:47 AM, fedora-test-list-request redhat com wrote:
> > Message: 9 Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2009 01:05:06 -0700 From: Adam Williamson 
> > <awilliam redhat com> Subject: Re: Rawhide breaks Nvidia again To: For 
> > testers of Fedora Core development releases 
> > <fedora-test-list redhat com> Message-ID: 
> > <1249977906 3961 0 camel adam local net> Content-Type: text/plain On 
> > Tue, 2009-08-11 at 00:36 -0700, 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
> >
> > 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?
> Has the  "see Figure.1" ethos jumped from VMS to Linux?

With a gentle touch of "see Figure.1" ethos, please take the time to read:

To put it bluntly: the fact that third-party proprietary drivers do not
work in *any* branch of Fedora is not a Fedora bug.

You can complain to your hardware vendor instead.

> Why maintain Flightgear and other 3d programs if there
> is no way to run them properly? 

As amazing as this sounds, FlightGear and other 3D programs do run
properly with free software drivers on a lot of video cards.
Just not on *any* video card though.

You can have a look at the freedesktop website to see which hardware
works and which does not:

Some models are even available fanless.


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