Debian on AMD64
Posted Dec 2, 2004 9:46 UTC (Thu) by harisri
Parent article: Debian on AMD64
I am shocked to see lwn.net editors using Binary Only NVidia drivers!
I know there are only very few cards with Open Source drivers (such as Radeon etc..), but this I will tell you: NV driver holds the record for most bug reports in LKML. If it crashed the 32 bit kernel often, in 64 bit kernel I am sure it will crash the kernel twice as fast :).
As a website reporting on Open Source community, you would rather promote the hardware with Open Source drivers I would have thought. But hey..
Hopefully with Tech Source folks stepping up to the task, and maybe, just maybe, Intel will realise that there is a market for their AGP/PCI-E stand-alone video cards, the future looks promising for full Open Source 3D support in Linux.
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