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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.htmlNow, 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!