Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 11th Dec 2009 21:59 UTC, submitted by Michael
Linux After Linus began criticizing Red Hat over not upstreaming the Nouveau driver and Red Hat then attributing this on microcode issues less than a day ago, David Airlie has prepared a patch to introduce the Nouveau DRM in the Linux 2.6.33 kernel. This free software NVIDIA driver will finally be entering the mainline Linux kernel.
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RE: Comment by cerbie
by demetrioussharpe on Sun 13th Dec 2009 01:24 UTC in reply to "Comment by cerbie"
demetrioussharpe
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2009-01-09

Now if we could just get X replaced, we'd be set (vsync, FI, should be a core feature, not a feature of a handful of drivers, and mplayer should not be able to lock up the entire X server). I love Linux, but Xorg is worse than ALSA. Maybe one day the entire display subsystem will be implemented in a fast, stable manner inside the kernel...


If you truly don't like XWindows, then you can always pick up where the YWindows group left off. It's still open source & it's stalled, so it's just sitting there waiting for some motivated person to pick it up, dust it off, & polish it up.

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RE[2]: Comment by cerbie
by Zifre on Sun 13th Dec 2009 15:10 in reply to "RE: Comment by cerbie"
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2009-10-04

Umm... it has absolutely no 3d drivers. And it has a horrible design. Wayland would be a much better choice.

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RE[3]: Comment by cerbie
by sbergman27 on Sun 13th Dec 2009 17:12 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by cerbie"
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2005-07-24

Umm... it has absolutely no 3d drivers. And it has a horrible design. Wayland would be a much better choice.

So implement the infrastructure for it. If it weren't for our fascination with reinventing the wheel, where would open source be today? Oh yeah... a lot further along than we are. ;-)

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