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Re: Accelerated video cards and non-free firmware

On Mar 10, Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk> wrote:

> The firmware used for 3D acceleration in the r128 (ATI Rage 128), radeon
> (ATI Radeon) and mga (Matrox G200/G400/G550) drivers is non-free and
> will be moved from the linux-image packages into a new firmware-linux
> package starting with Linux 2.6.29.
Do you know about any 3D card having a free firmware? Because I know
The difference is that these cards do not waste on-board flash for it
and have it uploaded by the host.

> The free drivers for Intel and Nvidia graphics hardware should support
> 3D acceleration without the need for non-free firmware.  I'm not sure
I am quite sure that this is not correct.


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