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Re: NVIDIA Question



As I see it, the best way would be for a third-party project like Fedora to 
package the binary drivers, but with redhat-config-xfree86 being able to 
modify the XF86Config file. That way, you'd just 

1) apt-get install nvidia-glx

2) redhat-config-xfree86

3) Check the "Enable 3d acceleration" box.

4) Restart X.

Unbelievably simple. 
This feature would make RHL look really good in a 
Distro Review on osnews.com :-)

/Peter


On Friday 25 July 2003 17.31, Jesse Keating wrote:
> On Friday 25 July 2003 08:09, David St.Clair wrote:
> > So, what's keeping RedHat from putting the drivers in the distribution?
> > If it's a GPL
> > thing, would it be easy to just download it during installation or at
> > least give the option to the user?
>
> It's a closed source thing.  Red Hat doesn't distribute any closed source
> software anymore (that I know of).  It's impossible to support, and it
> taints your kernel.




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