On Tue, Aug 24, 2004 at 12:21:24AM +0100, Paul Jakma wrote:
| On Tue, 24 Aug 2004, FRLinux wrote:
| > 6111 are out : http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_display_ia32_1.0-6111.html| >> From the readme, you might get lucky :
| > ftp://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86/1.0-6111/README.txt
| Curious.. everyone who installs this binary only, kernel invading
| driver, you're all gamers who need 3D right?
Yup, only gamers would want to use the NVidia driver.
- And people who use XScreensaver!
Ok, there are only two people who would want to use the NVidia driver,
gamers and xscreensaver users (weirdo).
- What about TV out?
Right, TV out I'll grant you, but apart from gaming, pretty screensaver
support and the ability to use a television as a cruddy monitor, what
has the binary only NVidia module ever done for us?
And so on. Yes, there is stuff we can't pick apart, but it's still better
than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick which is what some other
hardware vendors will give you if you ask them for Linux drivers
for their kit.
And yes, I do play games on my main PC, some of them even natively under
Linux. It's not like I'd install the drivers in a production environment.
Maintained by the ILUG website team. The aim of Linux.ie is to
support and help commercial and private users of Linux in Ireland. You can
display ILUG news in your own webpages, read backend
information to find out how. Networking services kindly provided by HEAnet, server kindly donated by
Dell. Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds,
used with permission. No penguins were harmed in the production or maintenance
of this highly praised website. Looking for the
Indian Linux Users' Group? Try here. If you've read all this and aren't a lawyer: you should be!