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Re: nvidia



Karl Larsen wrote:

    I was one who bought a new computer and until today could not tell
you had a particular nvitia video card.

If I was going to buy a new computer and wanted to run Linux on it
I would at least google for "<new computer> Linux"
to see what problems I was likely to meet.



I did. But it was the motherboard since the computer was a kit from a supplier. what I got was many web pages that were thrilled with how well it worked. And another thing you forget. At that time I was not aware that nvidia was bad. I had never even heard of it.

Nvidia isn't 'bad' in any normal sense. They just have not made source code available for their drivers available under GPL terms as some small fraction of users would like to demand. It it the fact the Linux will not provide a stable interface (so a working binary module continues to work) and the fedora project's policy not to cooperate with anyone with different terms than their own that make it difficult to use the combination. I'd guess that it's easier to change the OS than a motherboard chip...

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  Les Mikesell
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