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  • Don't Forget NVIDIA Is Dropping Pre-Fermi From Mainline

    Phoronix: Don't Forget NVIDIA Is Dropping Pre-Fermi From Mainline

    For those of you with NVIDIA graphics cards prior to the GeForce 400 "Fermi" series, NVIDIA is soon eliminating the support from their mainline proprietary Linux graphics driver.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=20536

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    Micheal why not giving some of those cards to the nouveau developers now . Of course if they are interested to hack/test on some of these or if they can't find anymore some of these, etc... .

    Gigabyte NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT 256MB (500/400MHz)
    ASUS NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT 256MB (540/702MHz)
    ECS NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT 256MB (600/700MHz)
    Gigabyte NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT 1024MB (550/400MHz)
    XFX NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GSO 512MB (500/900MHz)
    MSI NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT 512MB (660/950MHz)
    NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX 512MB (675/1100MHz)
    XFX NVIDIA GeForce GT 220 1024MB (625/400MHz)
    ECS NVIDIA GeForce GT 240 512MB (550/1700MHz)

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    • #3
      Originally posted by dungeon View Post
      Micheal why not giving some of those cards to the nouveau developers now . Of course if they are interested to hack/test on some of these or if they can't find anymore some of these, etc... .
      Because I still use them for testing...
      Michael Larabel
      http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Michael View Post
        Because I still use them for testing...
        You are planning "200 cards tested for the 20 years anniversary"... that must be it .

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          • #6
            They are dropping the legacy support very early now.
            I have a Geforce 4 and it was supported till uUbuntu 12.04 (for over 10 years).

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            • #7
              Article timeline is wrong

              Support is through the end of 2019, not 2016.

              Source: http://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/3142

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Dukenukemx View Post
                Because there are none?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by md1032 View Post
                  Support is through the end of 2019, not 2016.

                  Source: http://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/3142
                  Ha and Michael must now explaining where he did see that April 2016 . There is no 2016 mentioned there nor any April

                  Originally posted by Rexilion View Post
                  Because there are none?
                  Nouveau is their, because users write it for their and not for mine cards . Obviosly nouveau(_vieux) is not for any other cards but nVidia .
                  Last edited by dungeon; 06-09-2014, 03:11 AM.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by dungeon View Post
                    Ha and Michael must now explaining where he did see that April 2016 . There is no 2016 mentioned there nor any April
                    He confused the EOL date for Windows with the Linux one. Here's the Windows one: http://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/3473

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