[mythtv-users] Nvidia drops support for open source driver
redpepperracing at gmail.com
Sat Mar 27 00:35:30 UTC 2010
On Fri, Mar 26, 2010 at 8:19 PM, Greg Oliver <oliver.greg at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 26, 2010 at 7:13 PM, Nick Rout <nick.rout at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Sat, Mar 27, 2010 at 12:26 PM, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
>>> On Friday 26 March 2010 05:11:15 pm Brent Bolin wrote:
>>>> r-Its-Open-Source-Driver _______________________________________________
>>> Is this just the Open Source driver? I assume the "binary blob" proprietary
>>> driver for Linux will continue?
>>> While I'd prefer to see a totally open source driver, I'm not fanatical about
>>> it, and I can certainly understand that nVidia would not want to potentially
>>> give away information that might aid its competition.
>>> As long as the "blob" continues to be available for Linux, I can continue to
>>> get hardware acceleration under Linux, and it's "free" (as in beer). I'd even
>>> pay a reasonable fee for a Linux driver, though I'm sure I'm in the minority
>> Imagine if they tried that on windows!
> Don't get confused, this is the opensource driver. It sucks! They
> would never opensource the "strengths".
Until this thread I didn't even know there *was* an open source
driver. Guess I won't miss it too much.
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