Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Feb 2010 19:06 UTC, submitted by diegocg
KDE And there we are, the KDE team has released KDE Software Compilation 4.4, formerly known as, well, KDE. Major new features include social networking and online collaboration integration, the new netbook interface, the KAuth authentication framework, and a lot more.
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boldingd
Member since:
2009-02-19

That's... what I was trying to say. The second half of the post was, in short form, "the wrong drivers are the proprietary ones, which, sometimes you have to use, and that sucks." But I agree with you completely: when you can use the right drivers, X is wonderful.

Edited 2010-02-10 02:17 UTC

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lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

That's... what I was trying to say. The second half of the post was, in short form, "the wrong drivers are the proprietary ones, which, sometimes you have to use, and that sucks." But I agree with you completely: when you can use the right drivers, X is wonderful.


Fair enough.

With the coming-soon Linux kernel 2.6.33, the open source xf86-video-nv driver for nvidia cards will be replaced by the newer Nouveau driver (xf86-video-nouveau) for the Linux 2.6.33 kernel.

http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Nzc5OA

The xf86-video-nouveau driver will still not (yet) bring an open source 3D driver to Linux for Nvidia cards, but it will nevertheless be a lot more functional that the old xf86-video-nv driver.

With the Nouveau driver, for all supported GPU generations going back to the NV04 there is completed 2D EXA acceleration, X Render acceleration (except for the NV04/05 where its not physically possible), X-Video acceleration, RandR 1.2 support, kernel mode-setting, console restore support, NouveauFB, and suspend-and-resume support. Being worked on still is TV-Out, dual-link DVI, and power management support.


Hopefully, full 3D support in an open source driver won't be too far away for nvidia cards.

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MamiyaOtaru Member since:
2005-11-11


Hopefully, full 3D support in an open source driver won't be too far away for nvidia cards.

Tell me how that's going in another four years

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boldingd Member since:
2009-02-19

Heh, that's good news for me. My work machine is using a GeForce 9400, and it'd be nice to be able to use an open-source, in-kernel-tree driver, and get all those goodies (KMS, proper XRandR, etc.). And Sidux may actually include the 2.6.33 kernel withing a reasonable time-frame after it's released.

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