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Re: Rationale for using non-free video drivers in live images

On 01/31/2014 12:54 AM, Corey Velan wrote:
> Is the rationale for using non-free video drivers to get better
> performance (resolutions, etc)? Or are there some graphics cards where
> the open source drivers simply won't work?


> When open source drivers don't work, what are the symptoms?  Would the screen just remain black
> or are there other symptoms?

both; depending on the card/the driver, the vesa xorg failback works or
does not work.

or in other words: it depends and if you want a specific answer you'll
need to give specific information (what system built/configured how,
which hardware, etc.).

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