Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Fedora Planning To Make NVIDIA Driver Easier, Full HDR Support On Linux

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Fedora Planning To Make NVIDIA Driver Easier, Full HDR Support On Linux

    Phoronix: Fedora Planning To Make NVIDIA Driver Easier, Full HDR Support On Linux

    With the fantastic Fedora 26 release out the door, Red Hat's Christian Schaller has recapped some of the highlights during the Fedora 26 development and a look ahead...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...GNOME-Soft-HDR

  • #2
    Fedora is over a decade behind on making the Nvidia driver easy to install, and its still a piss poor approach compared to Jockey.

    Comment


    • #3
      Originally posted by dh04000 View Post
      Fedora is over a decade behind on making the Nvidia driver easy to install
      fedora wastes developer time working for nvidia

      Comment


      • #4
        Originally posted by dh04000 View Post
        Fedora is over a decade behind on making the Nvidia driver easy to install, and its still a piss poor approach compared to Jockey.
        And this is surprising for a distro focusing on open stuff, how?

        Comment


        • #5
          Glad to hear things are moving with HDR.

          Comment


          • #6
            dunno if this is Great thing cause it could lead to happening to Pay for Fedora Linux soon. but why dont the devs just admit that the opensource Nvidia driver an prolly the ATI driver suck an alwaysw will so they or ( we'll ) make it easier to install the proprietary drivers,

            Comment


            • #7
              Originally posted by Anvil View Post
              dunno if this is Great thing cause it could lead to happening to Pay for Fedora Linux soon. but why dont the devs just admit that the opensource Nvidia driver an prolly the ATI driver suck an alwaysw will so they or ( we'll ) make it easier to install the proprietary drivers,
              But the AMD opensource driver doesn't suck? AFAIK radeonsi/mesa has been shown to be better than the non-free driver for games. Also allowing non-free options does not translate to paying for anything. Ubuntu has been doing this for a while, and it's never been a pay-for distro.

              Comment


              • #8
                Originally posted by dh04000 View Post
                Fedora is over a decade behind on making the Nvidia driver easy to install, and its still a piss poor approach compared to Jockey.
                NVIDIA regularly holds up kernel releases being packaged for Arch Linux. If it weren't for NVIDIA's unique and interesting approach to drivers, we could have nice things.

                Comment


                • #9
                  Originally posted by Anvil View Post
                  dunno if this is Great thing cause it could lead to happening to Pay for Fedora Linux soon.
                  Setting up a repo for NVIDIA blob means people will need to pay for Fedora?

                  Why aren't we already paying for Ubuntu and most other sane distros?

                  but why dont the devs just admit that the opensource Nvidia driver an prolly the ATI driver suck an alwaysw will so they or ( we'll ) make it easier to install the proprietary drivers,
                  ATI drivers suck, but AMD drivers aren't sucking.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by pal666 View Post
                    fedora wastes developer time working for nvidia
                    The problem is that Nvidia makes installing their proprietary crap really hard and then open source devs are left to pick up the slack and provide a "seamless user experience". All the while NVidia holds up all the good work free software development does, preventing it from reaching users... because distros want to provide a good user experience to those people who have NVidia hardware, so they have to accommodate NV's updates in terms of kernel, X.org, etc. updates.

                    Originally posted by Anvil View Post
                    dunno if this is Great thing cause it could lead to happening to Pay for Fedora Linux soon. but why dont the devs just admit that the opensource Nvidia driver an prolly the ATI driver suck an alwaysw will so they or ( we'll ) make it easier to install the proprietary drivers,
                    ATI open source drivers suck because that company hasn't been around for like a decade.
                    The newer AMD open source drivers work marvelously, and they are at the most an extra repository and an update away from most linux users.
                    The open source NVidia drivers do suck, despite the huge effort of the developers (who are mostly/exclusively not paid, AFAIK). And that is because of NVidia. They are actively hostile to OSS driver development.
                    It is sad that people will overlook the slimy anti-costumer practices of big companies and then bitch about the work of people who are essentially trying to give you free stuff and correct those slimy practices.
                    Last edited by OneBitUser; 07-13-2017, 06:40 PM.

                    Comment

                    Working...
                    X