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Old 06-20-07, 10:23 AM   #13
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I'm not saying NVIDIA gave me a false advertisement. I don't understand your reasoning anyway. On the box there weren't stated 'Linux supported' but they released video drivers for Linux. Because on the market there are NVIDIA cards with VIVO functionality that people buy with money (that NVIDIA gets) and this functionality is supported under Windowz they MUST support it under Linux too, that's all.
And I don't understand your reasoning.

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The talk on the market share doesn't have sense because they have released video drivers for Linux.
It isn't exactly like this, not all features are provided in both environments, nor they have stated that the code base is the same. Their support in Linux is a direct result of the market share, simple: bigger market share -> more support, faster development
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Old 06-20-07, 03:45 PM   #14
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Their support in Linux is a direct result of the market share, simple: bigger market share -> more support, faster development
I don't understand why you apply the talk of the market share only to video graphic driver and not also to Video In functionality. There are many people who bought a NVIDIA video card with VIVO ability; if NVIDIA released official video graphic driver why it doesn't the same with VIVO?
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Old 06-20-07, 04:10 PM   #15
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Earlier posted excuse was that the video-in drivers for Windows are not built by nvidia but by the manufacturers of those cards. http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/show...11&postcount=9
A big problem in a certain range of nvidia drivers was that the driver took complete hold of the i2c bus and thus no second driver could be written for only the video-in and/or TV-in functionality (which is what the rivatv project was doing, and which worked with very old nvidia drivers and current nv drivers).
This problem was solved by addition of i2c interface API into the newer nvidia drivers, but apparently then other problems surfaced, including lack of documentation of non-nvidia chips used on the boards. http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/show...7&postcount=18

Note that this was 3 years ago and still nothing has changed. So don't hold your breath.
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