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Re: nvidia



Timothy Murphy wrote:

The difference is
that closed source OS's rarely change their driver interfaces, so it
would be extremely unusual for something that already works and I have
put into production to suddenly fail due to an update.

I find this an astonishing assertion.
Surely the Linux kernel interface changes reasonably often?

I think you misunderstood. I said closed source - as opposed to Linux - doesn't change driver interfaces often. With Linux the kernel changes continuously but it is up to the distribution what is shipped. RHEL maintains something stable. Fedora doesn't.

In fedora, this has been a regular occurrence.

Such as?

Firewire disk drives are my favorite example. The MPT scsi controllers on IBM servers and some Dells have also failed to work with several fedora kernels. And these are all open source that can't even stay compatible with itself. I know better than to waste my time using fedora with anything that isn't open source - even vmware.

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  Les Mikesell
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