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  • #46
    Originally posted by RussianNeuroMancer View Post
    I still get message "Your administrator has required a password to access this forum. Please enter this password now." on page http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/forumdisplay.php?f=14? Forum really restored?
    Sounds like the forum has been made private...what a shame. Will someone else step up to the plate and set up a forum for things nvidia that will be an authoritative source of unbiased information like the "old" nvnews was?

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    • #47
      Originally posted by DeepDayze View Post
      Sounds like the forum has been made private...
      That's because of a supposed DDoS attack on the site. Which, if true, is now going on for more than a week. But wouldn't a DDoS make the site completely inaccessible? At first MikeC just locked the Linux forum this way, after a few days he locked the entire forum. Except the Newegg part.

      Originally posted by DeepDayze View Post
      Will someone else step up to the plate and set up a forum for things nvidia that will be an authoritative source of unbiased information like the "old" nvnews was?
      I proposed Phoronix earlier in the thread. While I put a smiley next to it, why actually not? This place already reports on all Nvidia Linux stuff. The Nvidia devs could sign up here and provide the same kind of support they did at nvnews.

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      • #48
        and meanwhile, the official website of Nvidia, the link to Nvidia's Linux support is always pointing nvnews ... not very professional ...

        http://www.nvidia.com/object/unix.html
        Last edited by legluondunet; 07-25-2012, 10:27 AM.

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        • #49
          Originally posted by devius View Post
          So that nvnews site was just a place for blindly glorifying Nvidia and anything that didn't accomplish that was eliminated. Nice. Just proves that you can't really trust much of the information floating around.
          Well, in these forums at least you can say what you want (within civility of course). Maybe the shutting down of the linux nvnews forums will bring new users to Phoronix.
          nvnews was usually good place where people published bug reports, Nvidia engineers helped and latest Nvidia drivers were published. When in early 2003 Nvidia lagged behind kernel releases we released patches to open parts of binary nvidia nforce drivers on nvnews to make nvidia driver buildable with recent kernels. There were many good posts for Nvidia for vdpau and xrender (I wrote some of them) and many bad. No problem. Mr. Torvalds action was turning point. Later weird things happened I do not understand. People blamed Linus and was hostile to anyone blaming Nvidia or trying to explain why Linus behaved like that.

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          • #50
            Originally posted by legluondunet View Post
            and meanwhile, the official website of Nvidia, the link to Nvidia's Linux support is always pointing nvnews ... not very professional ...

            http://www.nvidia.com/object/unix.html
            Maybe there's something to do with the fact that nvidia *nix driver team was there, and while nvidia's own forums are down there really aren't any backup forum for them...

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            • #51
              Originally posted by zbiggy View Post
              I do not know how nvnews looks like now. As I said I stopped visiting nvnews. The whole history happened in one day after Linus action and I stopped visiting nvnews few days later.
              I think your tiff was something different and eventually got papered over because things were back to normal shortly after that.

              This supposed DDoS seemed to follow on the heels of the much-publicized nvidia.com forums breach.

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              • #52
                I encourage you to:
                http://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/ask -> Register -> Geforce/Other/Linux/Linux Driver/--/ ->
                Hello,
                I'm trying to access the official Linux support forum linked in http://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answe...id/44/kw/linux yet I'm told that it's a private forum.

                Is nVidia going to provide a public forum too?

                Thank You!
                with honey...

                Anyway MikeCs' posts are straaaaange:
                A Message From Obama - 7/18/12 @ 2:27 am - By: MikeC - Source: Me
                Hello, nV News remains under a brute-force Distributed Denial of Service Attack.
                More importantly I wanted to let all of our visitors know that President Obama is so in love with you.
                Let's rebuild America together.
                Vote for Obama.
                Thanks for the support.
                This message has been approved by MikeC.
                Regards, MikeC

                About Situational Awareness - 7/19/12 @ 3:15 am - By: MikeC - Source: Me
                This country would be much "safer" if our children were taught about situational awareness.
                Situational awareness can be applied to numerous events that affect our daily lives.

                It's also an excellent tool to weed out spammers that plague the Internet.

                President Obama makes sure that his best combat soldiers are experts in situational awareness.

                Your local police force are also experts in situational awareness.

                Please click the headline to become aware of situations that affect your daily life.

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                • #53
                  Originally posted by asdx
                  Fuck you nvidia & nvnews.
                  Get off the bridge troll!!! Go ride a bike or hike a wooded trail, all that pent up anger is good for no one . If you truly care about using a system that isn't "tainted" with blob drivers use GNU/Hurd I hear its all the rage Now that project is going places!!!!

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                  • #54
                    Michael,

                    Prepare yourself for an influx of mouth breathing trolls in search of a new bridge.

                    F

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                    • #55
                      Originally posted by jmcharron View Post
                      Get off the bridge troll!!! Go ride a bike or hike a wooded trail, all that pent up anger is good for no one . If you truly care about using a system that isn't "tainted" with blob drivers use GNU/Hurd I hear its all the rage Now that project is going places!!!!
                      +1

                      well said.

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                      • #56
                        Hello,

                        We're very sorry for the inconvenience that this is causing. We're currently working on putting up our own UNIX support forums and retrieving the data from the now-disabled NvNews UNIX forums. As you know, we're also currently having forum issues of our own so the timing is a little unfortunate, but we hope to be able to provide a new set of official support forums soon.

                        In the meantime and until this is resolved, please send your feedback and bug reports to linux-bugs@nvidia.com. I will update this topic as soon as there is news.

                        Again, sorry for the inconvenience. We really value your participation and I hope to see you on the new forums as soon as they're up.

                        Thanks,
                        - Pierre-Loup Griffais
                        NVIDIA Linux Graphics
                        Last edited by Plagman; 07-25-2012, 05:09 PM.

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                        • #57
                          Thank you, Plagman, for posting that useful piece of information and restoring sanity in this thread.

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                          • #58
                            Originally posted by Licaon View Post
                            I encourage you to:
                            http://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/ask -> Register -> Geforce/Other/Linux/Linux Driver/--/ ->

                            with honey...

                            Anyway MikeCs' posts are straaaaange:
                            Sounds like MikeC's on drugs or something

                            Originally posted by 1c3d0g View Post
                            Thank you, Plagman, for posting that useful piece of information and restoring sanity in this thread.
                            +1

                            About time someone brings new info to the table to quell the rumors

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                            • #59
                              Originally posted by Plagman View Post
                              Hello,

                              We're very sorry for the inconvenience that this is causing. We're currently working on putting up our own UNIX support forums and retrieving the data from the now-disabled NvNews UNIX forums. As you know, we're also currently having forum issues of our own so the timing is a little unfortunate, but we hope to be able to provide a new set of official support forums soon.

                              In the meantime and until this is resolved, please send your feedback and bug reports to linux-bugs@nvidia.com. I will update this topic as soon as there is news.

                              Again, sorry for the inconvenience. We really value your participation and I hope to see you on the new forums as soon as they're up.

                              Thanks,
                              - Pierre-Loup Griffais
                              NVIDIA Linux Graphics
                              Thank you for this info, sounds great.

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                              • #60
                                Originally posted by asdx
                                Nobody in his right mind wants your piece of shit and broken blob.
                                Except the 99% of us who do.

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