Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th Sep 2010 17:40 UTC, submitted by kragil
Linux Ahem. I just had to write that all-caps headline. Broadcom's wireless chips - used by just about everybody in this industry - have been a major pain in the bum for Linux users, because the company did not release open source drivers. Workarounds had to be created, lots of pain was had in the process, but now, Broadcom has finally seen the light: they have open sourced their wireless Linux drivers.
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RE[7]: Great news...
by Gusar on Sat 11th Sep 2010 17:41 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Great news..."
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This means that although in theory the Nvidia driver could be run without root privileges, in practice on Linux it cannot be, primarily due to the licensing issues.

Ergo, no "rootless X" on Linux for users of the proprietary Nvidia driver.

Sorry, I don't follow your logic. All the nvidia driver needs is access to /dev/nvidia* and that's it. I don't see how licensing affects that.

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