Quoting Bryan O'Donoghue (bryano at europlex.ie):
> Although, If you had *bothered* to read the thread.. which you've already
> admitted you *haven't* done, you'd realise that some random person asked
> under what circumstances people were using the "NVidia binary only driver".
>> And I responded to get S-Video out working on a PCI card I bought.
Speaking for myself, It was actually a good point, and I'm glad you
posted it, because it taught me something that had never occurred to me,
previously. Because of DMCA and other legal thuggery, the only available
open-source driver framework for TV-out circuitry, the GATOS Project
(http://gatos.sourceforge.net/) is reported to be still a hit-or-miss
So, if I get around to adding a "Why You Might Want Something Besides a
pre-r300-chipset ATI Card" to my knowledgebase's page about recommended
video cards for Linux, I'll be sure to include that information and
The interpersonal wrangling -- and the transparent handwaving about
BIOSes and microcode -- was indeed without interest, but also easily
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