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  • phoronix
    started a topic S3 Graphics Responds About Linux Support

    S3 Graphics Responds About Linux Support

    Phoronix: S3 Graphics Responds About Linux Support

    Last week S3 Graphics had released the Chrome 540 GTX, which is their newest and fastest PCI Express graphics card. Similar to when announcing the S3 Chrome 540 GT, in the Chrome 540 GTX press release they once again mention Linux support along with OpenGL 3.0 capabilities...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=NzA3MQ

  • Quisemy09
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    S3 Graphics Responds About Linux Support

    Toying with the idea of a graphics tablet...who here uses one, and how useful are they?

    Thanks

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  • SarahKH
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    Originally posted by chithanh View Post
    I don't think that S3 cares about the "kernel tainted" message. I guess that they want to use GPL-only kernel interfaces.
    PRobably, although it does allow them to point at the driver and go "See, it IS GPL".

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  • chithanh
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    I don't think that S3 cares about the "kernel tainted" message. I guess that they want to use GPL-only kernel interfaces.

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  • SarahKH
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    Indeed, I'd wager good money they set that to show GPL because of the "Module <mod> taints kernel" message that appears in peoples logs. That and hey, this is how F/OSS works isn't it? You say it's GPL'd and then tell people bite me when they want to see the source.

    Erm... no S3. It's not. You set the GPL flag only and I do mean ONLY if you are going to comply with the GPL. Otherwise you a) look like idiots b) annoy people c) get laughed at d) make people highly suspicious of your intentions e) all of the above.

    And I'm getting sick of stuff like this happening. Support Linux or don't. GPL or don't. Just make your bloody mind up which it is and get on with it. It stopped being entertaining a long time ago; go learn some new dance steps.

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  • FunkyRider
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    S3 sucks. It's been sucking all along and will be sucking in the foreseeable future. Stay away from it. Period.

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  • cb88
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    yep if its labeled as GPL in the module and they aren't distributing the source for the binary then they are in for a world of hurt

    cause a binary driver without the source should cause "tainted kernel" logs they aren't serious just notifying kernel devs that you are running a kernel that isn't worth debugging XD

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  • Ant P.
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    What I understand from the article is that they're releasing a binary kernel module, no source, and labelling it GPLed to get around the kernel build scripts that check for licence compliance. If memory serves me right there's kernel devs who take things like this very seriously.

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  • Kano
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    Depends, only if they kernel module code uses precompiled parts, then the GPL flag would be wrong. Check for .o files. For the Xorg driver you don't need to use GPL code at all.

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  • Ant P.
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    Ooh boy. First false advertising, now possible GPL violation (copyright infringement).

    S3's in for a world of pain.

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