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Re: nVidia-PPC-Linux drivers

On Fri, May 02, 2003 at 01:58:18PM -0500, Orion Buckminster Montoya wrote:
> > >I think that everyone in the list should sing the petition and I
> > >think that this e-mail should be posted in debian-user and other
> > >linux distributions and user groups lists. This must be signed by
> > >every linux user, because linux is a multiplatform system and
> > >everyone (Nvidia included) should understand this.
> As desperate as I am for a featureful nVidia driver for my PB12", I
> haven't yet signed the petition because I don't quite agree with it.
> The first thing I took issue with was "we have to stick with much
> feature-less opensource-drivers".  I think we all know that the issue
> is not that these drivers are "opensource" -- the problem is that
> they're based on a more-or-less blind reverse-engineering of the chip,
> without any assistance from nVidia.  I have trouble signing a petition

A, not so, the XFree86 author/maintainer of the nv driver has more or
less complete documentation of the nvidia chips. The only problem is
that they don't have the documentation needed for the more advanced
functionality (like DRI) and as such those are not implemented.


Sven Luther

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