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Old 09-15-06, 10:07 AM   #1
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I'm sorry if this has been asked before, I didn't find anything straightforward in the forum.

Why hasn't nvidia never released a beta linux driver, complete with a 'use at own risk' warning, etc? It could help with early bug tracking, and provide for new technologies ahead of time.
It happens for windows drivers already, and the risks / gains are very clear.
Besides linux users are generally slightly more used to beta (or even pre-beta) software =)

Ahem... also, any news about the new rel90 drivers ?
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Old 09-15-06, 10:49 AM   #2
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Default Re: beta drivers

This forum has a "search" feature.

There are lot of topics like this on this forum.
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Old 09-15-06, 11:01 AM   #3
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yes I know this has been rolled up and down many times.

However the linux-drivers always have had minor glitches which could be solved this way. Maybe the desicion hirarchy is too deep to react fast enough for development?
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Old 09-15-06, 12:30 PM   #4
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Could be ... I'm just curious, seeing that there isn't a definite answer, besides the number of posts . There was ground for an early beta release mostly before this version (earlier xorg7.1 support) and somewhat the next one (t_f_p and new configuration tool) .
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Perhaps the linux drivers are really beta drivers in disguise... (cue theme from Twilight Zone) (pirate)
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