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  • #16
    Originally posted by Sidicas View Post
    I agree, I think nvidia has been making a pretty big mistake in regards to their lack of Tegra support on Linux. This is a big reason why ARM tablets are becoming more and more popular. Linux enthusiasts should definitely be buying tablets with ARM chips rather than Tegra chips becauase there is so much more that can be done with them (ie: Debian, Plasma Active Two, etc. runs on ARM).
    Heh?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tegra#Specifications

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    • #17
      Half-hearted

      I recently got a Toshiba Ac-100 (Netbook based on the Tegra2 Harmony chipset). I installed Ubuntu Oneiric on it and looked for some halfway reasonable drivers (right now it's running on a frame buffer driver).

      What i found was this:

      http://developer.nvidia.com/linux-tegra

      NVIDIA is pleased to announce that Linux for Tegra release 12 Beta is now available. The NVIDIA Tegra Linux Driver Package supports development of platforms running:

      NVIDIA Tegra 3 series computer-on-a-chip (Cardhu)
      NVIDIA Tegra 2 series computer-on-a-chip (Harmony* and Ventana)
      2.6.36 Linux kernel

      * Additionally, developers should note that support for Harmony devices will be deprecated following this release. Support for Harmony will transition to community-supported Linux kernels, and Ventana will be the Tegra 2 reference platform.

      If this is the kind of support NVidia is providing for Linux - well. Very sad because it's a really nice machine (especially compared to the Atom-powered netbooks that dominate the market right now).

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      • #18
        Originally posted by klapauzius View Post
        Support for Harmony will transition to community-supported Linux kernels
        This doesn't sound like they're dropping support to me.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by droidhacker View Post
          I'll take powervr over nvidia any day.
          The biggest problem that can be associated with powervr was actually caused by INTEL.
          Yes, they already acknowledged that. This is not their fault that powervr denies opensource, their fault was to choose them as gpu provider. I hope they will not make more faults like this.

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