Linked by lopisaur on Fri 25th Jun 2010 22:21 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Based upon a recent email to the X.Org developers' mailing list, Canonical is nearing the point of one of their goals for Ubuntu 10.10 of a rootless X Server, or being able to run the X.Org Server without root privileges.
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RE[8]: Big deal...
by vivainio on Sun 27th Jun 2010 20:17 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Big deal..."
vivainio
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2008-12-26

Really, it sounds like you're saying something along the lines of, "if you don't like the way things are and how the GPU companies are restricting the use of their hardware through drivers, even if you run (or wish to run) a fully open system--you have no right to complain. Either use the blobs if possible, or shut up. Or upgrade to a newer model graphics card. And oh, and if those blobs are incompatible with your particular hardware and/or OS, well... tough luck. Enjoy the glitches."


Yeah, that's what I'm saying. If you insist on taking the less supported path, adjust your expectations. OTOH, I've never been seriously bothered by these artifacts, so the issue seems overblown.

As for ethical reasoning - choose your battles. NVIDIA has been able to provide the best drivers there are for Linux and have good reasons for keeping them closed; I have no problem supporting them for that. I specifically chose my laptop based on the fact that it has an nvidia card.

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RE[9]: Big deal...
by UltraZelda64 on Sun 27th Jun 2010 21:42 in reply to "RE[8]: Big deal..."
UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

Yeah, that's what I'm saying. If you insist on taking the less supported path, adjust your expectations. OTOH, I've never been seriously bothered by these artifacts, so the issue seems overblown.

As for ethical reasoning - choose your battles. NVIDIA has been able to provide the best drivers there are for Linux and have good reasons for keeping them closed; I have no problem supporting them for that. I specifically chose my laptop based on the fact that it has an nvidia card.

Well, at least you're upfront about it... that's all I'll add.

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