Re: yet another NVIDIA problem (4496)
From: Johann Koenig (explosive_at_hvc.rr.com)
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2003 22:02:10 -0500 To: email@example.com
On Thursday December 11 at 06:35pm
Paul Johnson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 11, 2003 at 11:52:32AM +0200, Haim Ashkenazi wrote:
> > I originaly thought about bying radeon (9500, or 9700) but when I've
> > searched the mailing list I saw there were a lot of problems with
> > the ATI drivers too, so I've decided to stick with nvidia (known
> > evil against new evil...)
> Well, known evil is easy to fix and does. ATI drivers are pretty
> solid. nvidia drivers are closed and buggy, so while it's known evil,
> it's not something we can do anything about but boycott.
Although I have not had a chance to deal with the ATI drivers, Nvidia's
have been rock-solid for me, and provide excellent performance. I have
never had a serious problem with the stock installer, and my display is
just beautiful. Just because its 'binary only' (which it is not) does
not mean that it isn't an excellent driver.
 see attachment for a list of files included in the installer, after
running 'sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-4496-pkg2.run --extract-only,' as
listed by 'find . > ~/nvidia'
Yes, there are a lot of precompiled modules, but should there not be one
for your kernel, the installer will compile one for you
I'm sorry, I retract that. It seems there is a precompiled nv-kernel.o
which is used to build the kernel module. But at least it performs
better than ATI's.
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