Two examples of abandoned hardware
Posted Apr 12, 2007 10:40 UTC (Thu) by drag
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It's funny. I have the same issue. I am only able to run very obsolete Nvidia drivers for my roomate's PC.
The video drivers seem to affect Nokia N800 stuff also. They got burned by it.
I haven't seen it mentioned here, and I do not own the device nor do I understand a whole lot about it so I may be completely off base but I've heard....
The Nokia N800 is using the Ti OMAP2420 cpu/chipset stuff for it's proccessing stuff.
OMAP2420 supports not only 2D acceleration via Kdrive interface, but has OpenGL ES drivers aviable for Linux for it's 'PowerVR MBX'!
But apparently those drivers are only aviable under very restrictive terms.
I am not blaming Nokia for this in anyway, so don't misunderstand me.
It's seems to me that it's very unfortunate that a handheld device like the Nokia N800 is being distributed with very powerful video hardware support that would make it perfect for media playback (and even potentially as a handheld game platform), but nobody can use it because the software to supports it is closed!
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