[linux-audio-user] Re: which graphics card?

Thomas Ilnseher illth at gmx.de
Wed Jun 21 20:47:59 EDT 2006

Lee Revell wrote:
> On Wed, 2006-06-21 at 12:44 -0500, Gian Paolo Mureddu wrote:
>> However for the video drivers, as was said in another post to this
>> thread by Rob, nVidia and ATi are not releasing specs for their
>> hardware for Open Source drivers due to incarnate battle over
>> features, price and performance... I would have to assume that an Open
>> Source driver initiative on at least the kernel end would be
>> tremendously helpful to prevent lockups and ease debugging, not to
>> mention that installing their binary X drivers would be much easier,
>> after all the kernel module pretty much is only a bridge between the X
>> driver and the hardware, the magic is done in the X driver, not the
>> kernel gateway (or am I terribly wrong here?) 
> Unfortunately you are wrong.  The nvidia kernel module contains a full
> OpenGL implementation :-P
at least the file sizes imply that you are right.

i can guess why they have put it in there ...
but this does change the light in which the driver shines ...

> Lee

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