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Re: nVidia vs. ATI graphics card for fedora



Tim wrote:
> 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.

The problem there is modules which are not part of the kernel. Fedora does
not support out-of-tree modules, especially proprietary ones. All the
modules actually IN the kernel get automatically upgraded as part of the
kernel package with no hassle.

        Kevin Kofler


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