Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 22

Thread: Red Hat Talks About Nouveau, Open-Source Drivers

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    15,383

    Default Red Hat Talks About Nouveau, Open-Source Drivers

    Phoronix: Red Hat Talks About Nouveau, Open-Source Drivers

    As part of a series of blog posts and video interviews about new features coming to Fedora 13, Red Hat has most recently published a new item entitled Making 3D Free for Innovation: Fedora 13 Graphics Drivers...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=ODI0MA

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    2,137

    Default

    I would really like to see some major source, like RH, make particular mention of the GMA500/Poulsbo driver problem (also known as "lack of a driver"). Instead, every one of these "we're so great" statements that come out conveniently ignores it.

    And the fact of the matter is that GMA500 and soon GMA600 are MAJOR problems since these are the only graphics parts that intel HAS that in any way are actually better than the products sold by AMD or NVIDIA (simply due to the fact that neither AMD not NVIDIA even HAVE a product filling that segment), and the segment that those parts fill is ENORMOUS.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Berlin, Germany
    Posts
    847

    Default

    Let's face it, the market share of GMA500 is not large enough to be incentive for a major reverse-engineering effort.

    So it depends on Intel to provide drivers for their chipsets. Until that happens, for most Linux distros GMA500 will simply not exist. Complain to Intel if you don't like that.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    2,264

    Default

    The rate at which the growth rate of Linux' marketshare is growing is exponential. There are other options like radeon so the FLOSS graphics availability is secured.

    The obvious fix is not buying Intel. That'll teach them a lesson...

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    315

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by V!NCENT View Post
    The rate at which the growth rate of Linux' marketshare is growing is exponential. There are other options like radeon so the FLOSS graphics availability is secured.

    The obvious fix is not buying Intel. That'll teach them a lesson...
    Ya I think redhat has gone from 12.5 million or so users last year to probably something rediculous like 40 60 million after 13 release. It's just exploding and not slow motion.

    And for Intel GMA 500. They are all grown up and involved in the Linux world. They can either get it done or ignore it. Their choice. If there's 3rd party licensing problems learn how to negotiate.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Netherlands
    Posts
    510

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by V!NCENT View Post
    The rate at which the growth rate of Linux' marketshare is growing is exponential.
    Not exponential, but linear. This may change with Android (not taken into account here), which *is* growing exponentially at the moment. The question is whether it will continue to do so. Plus, you're not going to be playing state of the art games on your smartphone.


  7. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Sweden
    Posts
    983

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by V!NCENT View Post
    The rate at which the growth rate of Linux' marketshare is growing is exponential. There are other options like radeon so the FLOSS graphics availability is secured.

    The obvious fix is not buying Intel. That'll teach them a lesson...
    Not buying GMA500/600 is a great idea. Not buying Intel stuff at all is a horrible idea.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Portugal
    Posts
    945

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by whizse View Post
    Not buying Intel stuff at all is a horrible idea.
    Why?

    (this is just to make the message longer than 10 characters)

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Linuxland
    Posts
    5,269

    Default

    No touchscreen, no dual core, old tech

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    780

    Default

    stupid glossy display. Next!

    (I'm actually looking for a new netbook right now, but didn't find any with a workable resolution and no glossy display)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •