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[News] NVIDIA 256 Beta Linux Driver; Why VIA Fails

  • Subject: [News] NVIDIA 256 Beta Linux Driver; Why VIA Fails
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 25 May 2010 23:41:54 +0100
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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NVIDIA 256 Beta Linux Driver Released

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| NVIDIA has rolled out its first beta in 
| the expected 256.xx driver series for 
| Linux, Windows, and other supported 
| platforms. Last month we asked what you 
| wanted from the NVIDIA 256.xx driver and 
| while many of the respondents didn't get 
| their greatest wishes answered, the 256.25 
| beta driver does offer quite a bit of 
| changes over the previous-generation 
| proprietary NVIDIA driver.


How VIA Could Have Not Screwed Its Linux Chances

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| Yesterday we reported on how VIA's open-
| source Linux dreams are not materializing 
| and then this morning reported on a new 
| secret driver being developed (xf86-video-
| openvia) between VIA Technologies, some 
| VIA "friends", and the OpenChrome 
| developers. However, as I said in this 
| morning's VIA article, the situation is 
| still a murky mess, this new OpenVIA 
| driver isn't receiving much work, the DRM 
| code with TTM/GEM memory management is 
| still missing, and these open-source 
| efforts by VIA are not very well 
| organized. 


VIA's Linux Strategy Takes A Turn With Hidden Driver


VIA's Linux Dreams Are Not Materializing



Free NVIDIA Fermi Cards To Open-Source Developers

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| Prior to launching their next-generation
| graphics processors, NVIDIA dropped their
| obfuscated open-source driver and have said
| they will not provide any open-source
| support at all for their GeForce GTX 400
| "Fermi" series as they just recommended
| their customers use the X.Org VESA driver
| until they can install the official binary
| Linux driver. However, the community
| developers working on the Nouveau driver
| project still plan to support the GeForce
| GTX 470/480 graphics cards via clean-room
| reverse engineering. Today their efforts
| might be helped thanks to a hardware
| sponsorship.

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