X.org, distributors, and proprietary modules
Posted Aug 15, 2006 2:16 UTC (Tue) by mrshiny
Parent article: X.org, distributors, and proprietary modules
Well, as much as it pains me to admit it, I am one of the nVidia users who would be in a very bad spot if Fedora Core 5 upgraded X and there wasn't a nVidia driver available. The sad reality is that there is no open source driver that meets my needs. If there were, I'd use it, but it JUST DOESN'T EXIST. And considering the situation with FC5 when it was released (no binary module support), it'd be silly for Fedora to break binary graphics drivers now.
As it stands, I am going to have to wait until a NVidia driver is available for my linux distro. The free NV driver is unacceptable slow (if it even works on my current card... haven't tried it in years). If FC6 ships with X.org 7.1 (which I think it should) and nVidia doesn't have a driver, then I will have to wait until that driver arrives before installing FC6. If nVidia is late releasing the driver, I will be mad at them and consider switching cards, as I did with ATI when I had driver issues with them. But if Fedora breaks my working system, it won't be nVidia that I'll blame; it'll be Fedora.
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