[ILUG] Graphics Card Linux
cj at nologic.org
Tue Jan 15 20:54:39 GMT 2008
On Tuesday 15 January 2008 19:30:23 Conor Wynne wrote:
> On 15 Jan 2008, at 15:20, Nick Murtagh wrote:
> > In my experience binary drivers suck and lead to random
> > hangs, but they may be better nowadays.
> I never experienced that, and have used them for years, maybe you were
> overclocking or something? Or insufficient cooling?
I have mixed results with the nvidia driver depending on the OS and kernel
version I am using. On Ubuntu 7.04 the nvidia driver was fine, but it causes
random lockups on 7.10 - and I can dual boot between the two OS versions so
this is not a new hardware problem.
> 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.
I believe Intel have open source drivers for a lot of their 3D chipsets
and IIRC ATI since bought by AMD have been working on OSS drivers - not too
sure how far advanced this is though.
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