On Tue, 24 Aug 2004 15:19:58 +0100, Bryan O'Donoghue <bryano at europlex.ie>
> Thats news, I wonder if the nv driver which comes with Mandrake 8.1
> supports that?
>http://nosher.net/useful/geforce-tvout.html>> seems to argue with that attestation and yes, it looks like someone has
> released a patch for the nv driver for XFree 4.3.0 (which I can't tell
> whether it's maintained).
I couldn't tell you whether it is maintained or not. Only
that it was functional at one point.
> However, since the BIOS on your motherboard (unless you're using
> LinuxBIOS) is most likely a closed source, propiatery system.
Sorry, is that a sentence?
> I concede the principal of using an open source (patched, maintained?)
> driver if you'll use LinuxBIOS or give a good logical reason why I
> should break a system which works for me, relies on a propiatery (fairly
> critical) chunk of code... but *not* flash the mobo bios on every system
> I, you or (n) comes to, on the same principals.
You want me to use LinuxBIOS? What ever for?
You want me to give you a good logical reason to break your
working system? Why would I. You now know that you are far
from forced to use the nvidia binary drivers. What you do with
that information is your own business. Just don't ask me to
fix or advice on any bugs/instability caused as a result of
using the nvidia binary drivers. This is what this thread
was originally about, remember? Undiagnosable interactions
between the fbdev/fbcon layer, X, and the nvidia binary
I'm not sure what your point about flashing bios's is. The
patch uses vesa calls.
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