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Old 02-12-03, 04:39 PM   #5
Cheshiremackat
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Join Date: Oct 2002
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Default Still...

I am quite 'on the fence' about this issue... I mean Nvidia needs to keep its IP safe, but the Nforce chipset is one of the best out there, certainly for Linux (when it is installed)... yet we have to go through all kinds of hoops to get it running...

and it seems to be getting worse.. I could use the graphical installer in RH 7.3 ... now I have to do a text install for RH 8.0... what a drag...

Hey Andy (from Nvidia)... I had an idea... what about GPL'ing a VERY simple driver set for Linux... nothing fancy, 2D alone like RIVA-esque level of technology... that way the driver could be included in Distro's and allow us LOYAL customers to use the 'graphical' installer and get a working desktop without X crashing... then when we want to get the "proper Closed Source" drivers (with all the goodies) we can D/L the drivers as per normal, but we do not have to go through all the CLI stuff...

_Thoughts?

_CMK
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