On Fri, 2008-03-07 at 09:56 -0500, Gene Heskett wrote:
On Friday 07 March 2008, dexter wrote:
>On Fri March 7 2008 12:36:04 Chris G wrote:
>> I run fedora 8 and have a "XFX GeForce 7300GS, 256Mb DDR-2 display
>> Will using the nvidia proprietary X driver be noticeably faster than
>> the 'standard' nv driver? I don't play any games on my computer but
>> do some graphical stuff, my main uses are:-
>> Web browsing using firefox
>> Lots of command line terminal windows
>> digikam photo album
>> VMWare running Windows XP as a guest system
>> I think the most likely area to be affected by better graphics drivers
>> is the VMWare (Workstation 6.0.2 if that's relevant). Can anyone tell
>> me if I'll gain anything by moving to the nvidia drivers?
>> Chris Green
>The open drivers are an obfuscated POS.
>ALL nVidia folks go here www.opentheblob.com
I did, but do you, in your wildest dreams, think that 8 thousand signatures on
an electronic petition they will never read are going to move the corporate
honcho's to please us? If we are the squeaky wheel, they will just put out
more mousetraps cuz that is about the size of our squeak in comparison to
their total sales.
But combine a vocal community that signs electronic petitions that
may/may not be read with AMD/ATI releasing the complete (?) specs and
having solid 3D capable OSS drivers - and suddenly opentheblob's request
doesn't look so unreasonable.
On a side note, for those of you who don't really understand why an open
driver is required (Especially given nVidia's excellent binary driver) -
A. Users of Xen (Linux/OpenSolaris), FreeBSD (x86_64), NetBSD/OpenBSD
(*) and PowerPC (Under Linux and *BSD) are limited to the nv driver.
B. The binary driver can be used as long as nVidia is willing to
continue supporting/developing it. If nVidia kills this life-line,
nVidia users will be more-or-less forced to continue using F8/2.6.23
until their nVidia graphics card dies. (The first minor kernel/X.org
change will kill the driver - and there's nothing you, or the community
can do about it)