Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 25th Jun 2008 09:49 UTC
3D News, GL, DirectX Yesterday, we reported on the statement several kernel developers had signed that urged hardware manufacturers to open up their Linux modules and drivers. "We, the undersigned Linux kernel developers, consider any closed-source Linux kernel module or driver to be harmful and undesirable," the statement read. Nvidia, which delivers probably the most prominent closed-source Linux driver, has reiterated its position concerning this matter.
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nvidia binary driver and kernels
by parentaladvisory on Wed 25th Jun 2008 18:46 UTC
parentaladvisory
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2006-12-18

I have had NO problems with the nvidia drivers in regards to updating the kernel! How do you people do it? ;)

Anyway, I update the kernel via my distros packagemanager so everything "goes right" there... Then the driver will ofcourse fail to load, cus it's not installed in the right directory for the updated kernel, so a quick "drop" to runlevel 3(or 2 or 4 or whatever, no X anyway ;) ) and a quick uninstall-install procedure restores function to my graphicscard:) Has worked everytime! Never had a "distro-kernel" brake the function of the nvidia driver i 've used...

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