Mauriat Miranda wrote:
On 12/10/06, spmirowski <[email protected]> wrote:
It would be silly to expect a nVidia to support a few distros
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
and you have what 10 - 20 builds per driver version? What about the
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
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
Now, if you can convince the Linux community to stop forking and making
distro for every little difference, then amalgamate the remaining 2000
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.
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