Rui Miguel Seabra wrote: > [...] Linux developers usually ask for the result of lsmod and "send you away" > when they that instead of: > > Module Size Used by Not tainted > > There's the information that Linux is tainted: > > Module Size Used by Tainted: P And rightly so--Free Software developers should not be burdened with doing support for proprietary programs. If you want support from NVidia, ask NVidia. They are the only ones who can really help you with their proprietary software anyhow. Exile In Paradise wrote: > [W]e should politely (and repeatedly if need be) ask NVidia to go the > rest of the way and open the source for Linux users and/or contribute it > to XFree. That's very unlikely to work. So long as people are willing to buy their video cards and recommend their non-free software drivers, there's no incentive for them to help you. You are giving them everything they want and demanding nothing in return. Why should they want to change that arrangement? If you want to see change for the better, you need to stop subsidizing proprietors. Stop giving money to people that hurt you. In the meantime, recommend ATI graphics cards which one can use entirely with Free Software. As I understand it, ATI works with the Free Software community and eventually releases technical specifications so Free Software drivers can be written for XFree86. If you have some technical skill and free time, the Free Software community could really use a database of workable hardware. This database would let people easily find out what hardware to buy and recommend (makes and models), locate the necessary software, and possibly help the visitor purchase the listed devices by linking to places that sell these makes and models.