Gene Heskett wrote: > On Tuesday 10 March 2009, 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. >> >> Kevin Kofler >> > > I'm on Kevin's side here folks. I regret it every time I load an nvidia > driver. While running nvidia drivers I have had LSN0 of the boot drive zeroed > out 3 times in as many years, which is a most interesting recovery problem > (thanks to amanda its not permanently fatal), the last time about 10 minutes > after I had installed the newest nvidia driver and rebooted to it. > > Discovered because that drive had a partition on it I don't normally mount, > and when I tried to mount it, it wasn't there. Then fdisk said the drive had > no partition table, and a dd read of the first sector showed it as all 00's > hex. > > Nvidia's drivers tend to scribble all over memory they have no business > reading, let alone writing to. I only have one nvidia card here, and I run it > with the vesa driver which is way faster than the nv driver in a milling > machine where IRQ response cannot tolerate any jitter or latency. > > That's fine.... Just be advised that your experiences are not universal and try not to frame them as such. The following statement is not "graphics vendor centric".... It just seems to me that when a group of people experience a problem with "Z" they tend to dismiss or diminish the group of people that haven't experienced a problem with "Z". As one would expect, the people in pain are going to be the most vocal. The folks that don't have a problem with "Z" aren't going to guarantee a given individual won't have some problems....yet the folks that have had problems seem to want to guarantee you will have a problem. If everybody listened to somebody that told them not to buy something then nobody would buying anything.
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