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Old 10-12-10, 11:32 AM   #10
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Default Re: New Xorg 1.9 and nvidia-173.xx support.

Originally Posted by sveterv2 View Post
Wouldn't it be easier and CHEAPER for NVIDIA corporation to open source their drivers for OLD hardware? Maybe somebody should talk to his manager and suggest this? This way programmers could concentrate on software for newer hardware that makes INCOME for NVIDIA, and older one could still be used without any problems on Linux and other platforms by those who owns it.

it's just my opinion. Thank You
The question is: why restricted drivers from NVIDIA must be unsupported after new X.Org xserver releases every time... (I know, stupid question)

There are Nouveau Gallium 3D open source drivers (but not very good)... NVIDIA should help nouveau programmers to develop their open drivers (if NVIDIA wants to stop support for e.g. 71 series)
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