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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I'm not looking for the best frame rates right now. I want to have 3d support with any distro out of the box. I want enough to be able to use google earth (skips are fine), celestia, and something from the quake 2-3 era. That is all that I expect at this time. I want it to work out of the box. I don't want to have to use proprietary drivers.

All of the vendors should support OSS drivers at this level. Damn who cares if we are only getting 35% of the juice out of it. Just give us the damn 35%. They could surely create their own IP for that level of support.

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It works out of the box in Ubuntu 8.04, just select that distro ;)


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