Re: [RFC] Small PCI core patch

From: Benjamin Herrenschmidt
Date: Tue Nov 22 2005 - 17:56:05 EST

On Tue, 2005-11-22 at 15:07 +0100, Marc Koschewski wrote:

> I use my Nvidia card without the Nvidia drivers for long time now. For
> pure X without games and just GNOME and coding I have no need to run the
> proprietary driver at all. But maybe for others (mostly for people with
> laptops where you cannot simply change video cards due to a
> vendor-designed form-factor) it could get worst. What is left for them?
> Run non-X environments on the laptop? Even run Windows on it? Puh!
> A damn stupid circumstance with Nvidia in the end...

Yes, but at _least_ with nVidia you get this free "nv" driver that they
maintain and that gives you basic mode setting & 2D accel... With the
newest ATI cards, you don't even get that.


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