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Re: nvidia vs kmod-nvidia



Mauriat Miranda wrote:
On 12/10/06, spmirowski <[email protected]> wrote:

It would be silly to expect a nVidia to support a few distros
specifically with
packages.  To support FC, they would need to build at least two version
(5 and 6)
then 586, or 686 kernels, plus SMP, etc.  Now add a couple more popular
distros
and you have what 10 - 20 builds per driver version?  What about the
near most
popular distros.  They will whine and cry foul.
I guess you never used or do not remember how quirky the installation
process was before Nvidia created the unified installer that they use
now.

They *DID* create "10-20 builds per driver version" - MORE. In fact
there were 2 rpms to install. I used this between RH7.2 till RH9(?) I
think.

http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_display_1.0-2313.html

Now, if you can convince the Linux community to stop forking and making
a new
distro for every little difference, then amalgamate the remaining 2000
or so
distros into 3, then I might have a change of heart on that topic.
Ultimately it does not depend on the exact distribution. The primary
issues are the kernel version and X-server version.

-Mauriat

Please, I tried to block that.  I do remember the two RPM thing, vageuly ;-)
Anyway, back then I didn't worry about it to much, most of what I did worked fine with the stock driver and my res was a miserable 1024x768. I just got on with what I was doing and lived without.
Now of course, I'd like some acceleration, given that I'm running VMWare 
workstation too!





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