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Re: fedora on asus M70VN-X1?



Steve Searle wrote:
> Around 09:58am on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 (UK time), Ed Greshko scrawled:
>
>   
>> Kevin Kofler wrote:
>>     
>>> Robert P. J. Day wrote:
>>>       
>>>> i have to side with ed on this one -- while we may not like closed
>>>> source technology, nvidia has generally worked well for me when
>>>> i've had to deal with it.
>>>>         
>>> Then why do we routinely get bug reports like (most recent one):
>>> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=487853 because the nvidia
>>> driver broke yet another part of KDE? And KDE is not the only stuff
>>> it breaks either.
>>>
>>>
>>>       
>> Don't know why....  But in the bug you site you will see...
>>
>> /Comment #7  From Jacek Nowosielski 2009-03-09 11:00:08 EDT/ -------
>>
>> In my case it is reproducable on binary NVidia and regular nv as well. 
>>
>>
>> So, I guess that bug may not be caused by the driver....
>>     
>
> Wrong.  It then says "I can't confirm that. Changing the driver in
> xorg.conf from 'nvidia' to 'nv' wasn't enough for me, the freezing
> persisted. But after completely removing the nvidia binary driver from
> my system (running the installer with the '--uninstall' option), plasma
> seems to be stable with the nv driver."
>
> It then goes on to state that the NVidia driver installs custom
> libraries, overriding the default Fedora ones, even when the driver
> isn't selected.
>
>   
You got me....  In my rush to get out of the door for a meeting I didn't
fully read the bug report.

Yet, I've got no problems with any of my systems running nVidia chipsets
with the nVidia drivers directly from nVidia and I'm running KDE. 

So, while I don't dispute that others have had problems...I have not had
any.  

Therefore, I won't discourage someone from getting a particular system
based solely on the  fact that it has nVidia display hardware. 

Frankly, only Gene has had any meaningful input....


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