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