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Old 03-02-04, 05:48 AM   #1
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Default Do you think open source drivers will work better

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What is open source?
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Old 03-02-04, 06:27 AM   #2
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Ufff. Here we go again.
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Old 03-02-04, 06:38 AM   #3
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well, keep the code closed, keep the specs secret, and w´ll keep using nVidia because they are cheap.
Until we can buy some ATIs.

In the new drivers there are non working things, that worked in the old drivers (like pal-nc support). Those things won´t happend in open source code.
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Old 03-02-04, 09:10 AM   #4
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Before you go for ATi I suggest that you visit www.rage3d.com and check linux forums.

BTW there's no company in video card industry that supports linux better than nvidia. I'm sure all former ATi users will agree with me.
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I don´t need company support If I had the source code.

I have problems with TV Out with the new versions and the old ones don´t support my new board. nVidia has done NOTHING to fix the drivers, they just add support for new cards.
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Well there's nv driver included in xfree86 server so why don't you make em work as you like it. You don't need support right?
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Old 03-02-04, 10:52 AM   #7
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its been touched before, Opensource would mean exposing some of NV's IP which of course no vendor would do in a cut throat market like the graphics market. NV are trying but u also have to understand that their userbase is what 99.9% windows? So they allocate accordinly which is the detriment of linux users I know. Be patient though at least NV are working on it..though with not urgency as with windows platform.
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I don´t need company support If I had the source code.

I have problems with TV Out with the new versions and the old ones don´t support my new board. nVidia has done NOTHING to fix the drivers, they just add support for new cards.
By "if I had the source code" presumably you mean you could fix the problems with the drivers?

If you have the expertise and inside knowledge to do that, presumably you could also write new drivers from scratch. So, chop chop, get to it. You'll be very popular!
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By "if I had the source code" presumably you mean you could fix the problems with the drivers?

If you have the expertise and inside knowledge to do that, presumably you could also write new drivers from scratch. So, chop chop, get to it. You'll be very popular!
ahahh dude...classic sarcy brit humour But pls folks lets not start a personal slinging war here thanks
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Default Wrong question.

The question is not whether they may work better, but rather if they will take full advantage of the hardware. Some of ATI's drivers are rock solid, but slow. Others are as fast as a F1 with no brakes (crash all the time).
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