On Mon, 2010-03-29 at 07:23 +0200, Sven Joachim wrote: > On 2010-03-29 03:36 +0200, Ben Hutchings wrote: > > > On Fri, 2010-03-26 at 18:43 +0100, Sven Joachim wrote: > >> Followed by the text of the actual license. Since Nvidia does not > >> distribute the files themselves and their license only allows > >> redistribution of unmodified files, it seems that if the files are > >> copyrightable they are also undistributable, but I'm no legal expert. > > > > I think this is legally risky and ftpmaster will probably not allow it. > > Yeah. I'll mention this problem in xserver-xorg-video-nouveau's > README.Debian and include a script to download and install the firmware. I don't think you need to mention it. > >> An alternative to the nouveau-firmware package would be to backport > >> Marcin Kościelnicki's ctxprogs generator that is included in 2.6.34. > >> It generates the GPU initialization data on the fly, so no firmware is > >> needed. > > > > Right, I think we may have to do that. > > Actually, that generator is only for NV50 cards (for NV40 cards there is > already a generator in 2.6.33), which is what I have here. I don't know > if there are any other supported cards which still need external > firmware. After this change, external firmware/ctxprogs are optional for all cards (it will only be used if you set module parameter nouveau_ctxfw=1). > Commit d5f3c90d4f3ad6b054f9855b7b69137b97bda131 is what you would need > to cherry-pick. I applied this to the 18.104.22.168 kernel, and the result > seems to work fine (I'm using it right now). This also gets rid of any > MODULE_FIRMWARE stuff, making it possible to include nouveau.ko in the > intitramfs without hitting #575241. :-) I have cherry-picked that and a couple of following bug fixes. Ben. -- Ben Hutchings Once a job is fouled up, anything done to improve it makes it worse.
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