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  • NVIDIA 304.60 Driver Fixes Bugs

    Phoronix: NVIDIA 304.60 Driver Fixes Bugs

    NVIDIA has issued a stable Linux graphics driver update in the 304.xx series to address outstanding bugs...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTIwOTQ

  • #2
    Originally posted by asdx
    Please just go away Nvidia, you're a cancer to Linux.
    Well ok .. But please name me the other graphics card/GPU manufacturers that offer performance, feature and OpenGL compliance parity to other OSes ..

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    • #3
      You are causing fights with your inflammatory nonsense.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by asdx
        If the free drivers and mesa could catch up then who cares about the blob?
        Emphasis mine.

        Originally posted by asdx
        Most people here only cares about games or OpenGL 4.x, but then the most important thing that is our freedom and Linux having great drivers by default in the kernel, nobody cares about this.
        Emphasis mine.

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        • #5
          Wow, asdx derailed the thread with the very first reply. That's got to be some sort of record. Can we have an on-topic discussion *one time* please?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by asdx
            If the free drivers and mesa could catch up then who cares about the blob?
            I agree, but the free drivers kind of rely on reverse engineering the closed ones here and there ..
            So it would be tough without the blobs anyway.
            Maybe NVIDIA can opensource parts of their driver. But cursing them won't help in any way.

            And they say that in any fight, not one person is to blame.

            Maybe make this proposal to them and see if it can work for example:

            Originally posted by artivision View Post
            They can use the entire MESA, Intel's work and LLVM with a proper and full back-end, and create very easy, an Open Driver with 70-90% the performance of the Closed one. Then they can use the latest OGL4 work as a Closed Extension Driver for the Open one. When we say Extension Driver we mean only Shader Compilers, FX and Programs for the Rasterizer(synthesizer), not any Driver Functionality like memory management, that should be Open.
            That would be great if it happened I guess ...(quote from artivision obviously)
            Don't if there is any kind of contraints though not taken into account.
            Cursing them still won't help them do it ..

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            • #7
              Originally posted by asdx
              Please just go away Nvidia, you're a cancer to Linux.
              Rather than anti-anything (e.g. anti-NVidia), why don't you be pro-something, e.g. pro-Intel HD graphics? Resisting NVidia publicly only gives them importance. If people were to just start using Intel HD, and drop NVidia for their lack of cooperation, it would speak volumes.

              I'm sure people are already doing this, but let's tone down the anti-NVidia rhetoric.. it only serves them, not the OSS community.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by asdx
                If you love blobs so much then why don't you go and use Windows?
                I don't use blobs, you idiot. I choose hardware with open drivers and run that.

                If you had read any of my posts, this would be glaringly obvious to you. But you're just a bored flamer looking for a flamewar, no time to read. You went on one of your tirades again, derailing yet another thread.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by asdx
                  Look, I respect your opinion and I'm sorry if I'm being impolite. But this company makes me very angry.

                  I mean, why should we be polite to them if they are very disrespectful to Linux developers, they just asked Linux developers to change the license so they can use DMA-BUF now, and yet they don't contribute anything back in terms of code.

                  The grade of disrespect of this company towards Linux is incredible.

                  I can't believe it.
                  Aaaaand you missed his point entirely.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by pingufunkybeat View Post
                    I don't use blobs, you idiot. I choose hardware with open drivers and run that.

                    If you had read any of my posts, this would be glaringly obvious to you. But you're just a bored flamer looking for a flamewar, no time to read. You went on one of your tirades again, derailing yet another thread.
                    Pingufunkybeat: Do what I just did, add asdx to your ignore list. He's not interested in the facts, and attempting to actually show him a list of the contributions that Nvidia makes to the GNU/Linux ecosystem would only fall on deaf ears.

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                    • #11
                      It's Cartman

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by asdx
                        What facts? What contributions to Linux? A blob that actually hiders development and only causes grief in the community? Wow what a huge contribution.

                        Fucking moron, I don't give a shit if morons like you block me. I will block you too, asshole.
                        Actually NVIDIA helps development more than hindering it. NVIDIA "blob" helps nouveau significantly. They can see how it works to use it on their driver for example, using the right disassembling tools, etc.

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                        • #13
                          Oh for the love of...


                          asdx, do you remember posting this?

                          http://phoronix.com/forums/showthrea...417#post291417

                          Anyway, sorry, from my part it won't happen again.
                          as well as this?

                          http://phoronix.com/forums/showthrea...457#post291457

                          Sure I agree, and no problem, it won't happen again (I know I've said this more than once, sorry), but this time it won't happen again. I'm truly sorry.
                          How the fuck do you expect to have any respect when you can't even control yourself over a fucking GRAPHICS VENDOR?

                          Out of all the things in the world you wish death upon, it's people who don't have a problem with NVIDIA? And you can't seem to stick to being sensible after "apologising" so many times?

                          You should be ashamed at your lack of social skills. Improve them quickly. Life is not worth raising your blood pressure over such things that will be an insignificant drop in the ocean of problems once you die.

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                          • #14
                            I logged in to see why asdx wasn't on my ignore list and it turns out he was.

                            These forums really need a code of conduct - the language used here is despicable and wrong. It's unbelievable that people like this exist in the Linux community - very uncivilized.

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                            • #15
                              Come on folks, why all the bickering today? Seems like someone got pissed on pretty hard. At least nVidia has been fixing bugs found in their driver much quicker than say AMD has been with their fglrx driver, so lets not bash them too hard. While nouveau has been coming along its still quite rough, but it is quite usable for most cards

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