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Old 06-24-12, 04:54 PM   #1
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Question How can NVIDIA better engage with Linux

NVIDIA has recently become interested in becoming more friendly to Linux and I think we can voice our suggestions on this matter.

I propose the following things:

1) Divide Linux driver into a completely open kernel part (which talks to the underlying hardware) and a user space part which communicates with the kernel driver (here's the reasoning).
2) Release drivers more often (call them alpha/beta and disregard bug reports against them).
3) Create a special open bugzilla installation just for desktop NVIDIA Linux drivers.

Please, abstain from offering NVIDIA to release the specs for their hardware - they won't do that and taking into consideration the quality of open source ATI driver, nouveau will not magically become tenfold better.

And I, for one, want to thank NVIDIA for their high quality drivers.
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Old 06-24-12, 05:00 PM   #2
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Please, abstain from offering NVIDIA to release the specs for their hardware - they won't do that and taking into consideration the quality of open source ATI driver, nouveau will not magically become tenfold better.
This is a huge thing people need to realize before they go blindly flaming Nvidia based on something Linus said.
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Old 06-24-12, 08:54 PM   #3
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2) Release drivers more often (call them alpha/beta and disregard bug reports against them).
They already have a fairly active release schedule 2 or more a month is not uncommon. Also the whole idea of alpha/beta releases is to have the public try them out and take bug reports from them.
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Old 06-25-12, 08:59 AM   #4
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They already have a fairly active release schedule 2 or more a month is not uncommon. Also the whole idea of alpha/beta releases is to have the public try them out and take bug reports from them.
bug report to... wait, is there bug tracker for users available?
I think a lot of reports just drowned in this forum left no traces
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Old 06-25-12, 03:00 PM   #5
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+1 for a real Linux bugzilla. This pseudoofficial way of reporting bugs through this forum is ridiculous.
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Old 06-25-12, 07:05 PM   #6
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bug report to... wait, is there bug tracker for users available?
I think a lot of reports just drowned in this forum left no traces
linux-bugs@nvidia.com
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Old 06-26-12, 03:02 AM   #7
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This this not bug tracker as it has no main part -- tracking. One must be able to browse filed bugs to find duplicates and such.
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Old 06-26-12, 06:57 AM   #8
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rmrfchik,

It was obviously a bad joke.
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Old 06-26-12, 09:05 AM   #9
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rmrfchik,

It was obviously a bad joke.
Nope, always had great results getting items fixed by emailing them as per the documentation.
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