Originally Posted by thefirstm
Just out of curiosity, why, now that you can compile the nV module, don't you just use the nvidia driver rather than nv?
I use the nv driver because the nvidia driver is closed source and the nv driver has been in a way audited by the open source community for security bugs, etc. The Nvidia programmers may be good and know their hardware but obviously no one is perfect and it's better and safer to use an open source driver in this case. Now if Nvidia would consider releasing hardware specs so the open source community can get to work on a driver then that would be better and they can use the resources of thousands of programmers in the community.