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Re: nVidia vs. ATI graphics card for fedora



Tom Horsley:
>> Especially if you install the akmod packages, so it can build the module
>> from source if the updated binary isn't yet in the repo mirror.

Kevin Kofler:
> Which is a horribly ugly "solution". Fedora is not Gentoo.

An ugly problem is having to recompile a pile of other things just
because of some update to a kernel, whether it's you that does the
compiling, or someone pre-compiles it for you.  Especially when it
entails downloading whacking great megabytes of packages to deal with a
few kilobytes of changes (presto notwithstanding).  It always baffled me
that with an open-source system, the updates weren't merely patches for
you to apply the last version.  And, even then, it really shouldn't be
necessary to have to change a pile of other things unless the interface
between them and the kernel changed.

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