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Old 09-01-08, 04:08 AM   #1
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nvidia, will you guys ever open source your drivers? today VIA released their source, ati has published specs and all the really little guys have always had working linux drivers.

isnt it a bit silly to not open them up?
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Old 12-21-08, 09:42 PM   #2
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It's beyond silly. It's infuriating.

The way the NVIDIA drivers needlessly downclock is not acceptable.

The way the NVIDIA drivers don't operate properly in a realtime environment is not acceptable.

The way the user community cannot fix these issues ourselves is not acceptable.

Release quality drivers, or release the source so we can.

Seriously.
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Old 01-03-09, 12:40 PM   #3
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copy that!
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Old 01-16-09, 08:37 PM   #4
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Bump for great justice.

Seriously if you open these drivers to the community, the silly regressions will be gone, the people asking for this feature and that feature will die down and your company will look a hell of a lot better.
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Old 01-26-09, 12:23 AM   #5
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Default Re: open sourced drivers?

Quote:
Originally Posted by NtrmDscrptr View Post
It's beyond silly. It's infuriating.

The way the NVIDIA drivers needlessly downclock is not acceptable.

The way the NVIDIA drivers don't operate properly in a realtime environment is not acceptable.

The way the user community cannot fix these issues ourselves is not acceptable.

Release quality drivers, or release the source so we can.

Seriously.
Seriously, are you retarded?
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Old 02-08-09, 09:05 AM   #6
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Intel has open sourced all of their drivers - not just GPU. I will never again purchase a computer, either for myself or my company, that has a nvidia chip in it until the drivers are made open source. And what possible excuse can there be to keep the drivers closed on hardware that two or more generations removed from the present day?

Keep it up and more people will begin to realize that they can not only save money per purchase, but that those units will run cooler, more stable, survive kernel updates, and in the case of laptops, get better battery life.
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Old 04-04-09, 02:07 PM   #7
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At least the Nvidia drivers work much better than fglrx for me. radeonhd has a long way to go on my machine (only one ati computer, rest nvidia, but I've had a lot of computers with ati+linux and it was a painful experience).

I agree on that it should be open source. I don't have so much against closed sourced apps like Nerolinux... Even though I would like Nerolinux to be open source all the other burning apps I've tried are a complete joke (Gnomebaker, Brasero, K3B + some more). Soon we will probably see Steam on Linux and I would rather have that as a closed sourced native app than nothing at all.

Drivers in my opinion should never be closed source with controlled releases because it often results in problems when something in Linux or Xorg updates. I want my drivers inside the Xorg package or provided with the distribution and no troubles when updating the kernel!

Intel GPU:s lacks the performance I want except possibly the M4500HD.
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