X.org, distributors, and proprietary modules
Posted Aug 14, 2006 23:02 UTC (Mon) by tetromino
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I suppose I can understand why nvidia hasn't updated their drivers. They are about to release a new generation of hardware (geforce 8) and probably want to put all their driver updates, both for new video cards and for xorg 7.1, into a single release. But it sucks for the users when a nvidia's timetable and the free desktop development timetable are so out of sync...
Right now, nvidia's proprietary driver is essentially the only choice for the (very significant number of) people who use an nvidia card with linux. The free nv driver is broken and useless. Hopefully the nouveau project will produce a working driver soon, so that desktop distros wouldn't be so dependent on a proprietary driver.
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