> I never experienced that, and have used them for years, maybe you were
> overclocking or something? Or insufficient cooling?
Nope. Binary drivers are notorious for this. Hence the tainted
flag in the kernel. Hint: the good kernel devs aren't working on
proprietary graphics drivers...
Just today I installed the binary ATI driver on a new Dell. It
seems to work fine but one particular dual head config locks
the box solid.
> The only company I am aware of that ever OSS'd their drivers was
> matrox, and I don't know if they even exist any more, sure ask a
> search engine.
Intel have an open source driver and ATI/AMD have recently
released specs for a 2D driver with 3D to follow. If this works
out I imagine NVidia will be forced to follow suit.
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