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Old 04-15-04, 01:12 PM   #27
pzgren
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Default Re: Nvidia 5336 driver with Fedora Core 2

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Originally Posted by hppnq
Correct. If Nvidia doesn't come up with a fix it will probably get harder and harder to use the Nvidia driver with post-2.6.5 kernels.
Hey, what a fix for? For everybody out here: Its CONFIG_REGPARM and not CONFIG_4KSTACKS, as you see below! Who has invent this lie?

...
# CONFIG_REGPARM is not set
...
# Kernel hacking
#
# CONFIG_DEBUG_KERNEL is not set
CONFIG_EARLY_PRINTK=y
# CONFIG_DEBUG_SPINLOCK_SLEEP is not set
# CONFIG_FRAME_POINTER is not set
CONFIG_4KSTACKS=y
# CONFIG_SCHEDSTATS is not set

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Originally Posted by hppnq
<rant>
The right thing for Nvidia to do is to make their drivers Open Source, obviously. I would not recommend or choose Nvidia hardware for business purposes, since the Nvidia driver is not and will never be industrial strength quality. Which is very annoying, since obviously Nvidia's engineers are capable enough, but apparently their license forces them to produce drivers of inferior quality.
</rant>

Sorry about that. ;-)
But the drivers are in mainline for business and not for us little customers. And they will never be in this form OpenSource. Read the contract/press release by SGI and nVidia.

And for all nice amused Fedora users. Look in the .config of your Fedora kernel, if debugging and other slowdowns are activated, cause of developement. Also for ext3 and reiserfs stats and debugging...

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