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Re: F7T4 -- I tried the Nouveau driver from the LiveCD and hit major problems



On 5/2/07, Rahul Sundaram <sundaram fedoraproject org> wrote:
Christopher Stone wrote:
> On 5/2/07, Rahul Sundaram <sundaram fedoraproject org> wrote:
>> Nouveau is nowhere near a state that it could run Compiz. More details
>> at http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/FeatureNouveau
>
> Including Nouveau in the distro at this stage is probably a bad idea.
> I think whomever came up with the idea are just too much forward
> thinking.  Perhaps we should put it on the shelf and revisit it for
> Fedora X.

Why? It is turned off by default just like the new Intel xorg driver in
FC6. That did help in users providing feedback when they turn it on
manually. It fits our mission of progressing Free software. This is a
important project. Anything that we can do to help is worth the effort.

Because it's almost completely useless at this stage.  It is only
needed for developers, and I just don't think it should be iin a
"stable" release of an OS for a handfull of people who use it for
development purposes.

Nouveau is a pretty high profile project and just about everyone with
an nVidia card is going to want to try it, and I suspect most of them
will be pretty disappointed after their system gets messed up.

I think at a _minimum_ Nouveau should be atleast as good as the nv
driver before including it, otherwise I see no point.

-Xul"Tired of repeating the same thing over and over and over again to
unfortunate n00bs on IRC asking how to fix their system after
installing Nouveau"Chris


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