Re: 3D Support for NVIDIA

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Angel wrote:
For your kind information,I already got the link,thats really helpful.I think u miss some list.
I am glad you got the helpful links. How about you building the list that we all miss? I am sure it will help many people in similar situation.
Sudheer Satyanarayana wrote:
Fedora or any other GNU/Linux distro cannot support your hardware out of the box. You will need to install proprietary NVIDIA drivers to get your video adapter working. If you want to know how, try searching for the step by steps instructions on Google, for one. Here's a sample link http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&newwindow=1&safe=off&q=install+nvidia+driver+on+fedora+8&btnG=Search&meta=
If you prefer to expect Fedora to work on the fly buy hardware that
are free software friendly. You may also request your hardware vendor
to provide exact specifications so that people can write free
software drivers for it. Choose what you want.

Sam Varshavchik wrote:
Yes, but…

/me looks around

Well, where are they? If this was so, he'd have his 3D up a long time ago.
There are certainly here people who are willing to help. But the
help he needs is the kind of help that's hard to get: the "help me
find the magic button to push, that makes everything work" kind of
help. Others already told him what he should do, but that wasn't
good enough. Too much work, see? He just wants to push a button, or
two, and get everything working.
Now, there's nothing wrong with that. It's reasonable to expect
things to work out of the box, but the sad truth of reality is that
Linux is not there yet. You have to either do your homework and buy
hardware that's supported by free software, or be prepared to
invest time to get everything set up and working together, and be
prepared for the possibility that your hardware is not supported at
all. But if you don't pre-qualify your hardware, and it doesn't
work, if you expect someone just to tell you where The Magic
Button™ is, that makes everything working, well, you're in for a
big disappointment.
It wasn't so long ago that I was shopping for a webcam here. I
asked here, and got a few references to hardware that works out of
the box, with Linux. I didn't just waltz into Best Buy, bought the
first $10 webcam on the shelf, go home, plug it in, then threw a
fit because it didn't work right then and there.


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Thanks and regards,

Sudheer Satyanarayana
http://binaryvibes.co.in



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