[PlanetCCRMA] FC6, Planet CCRMA, nVidia, Compiz . . . [blink!] seems to work!

linkx link@sumerianbabyl.com
Mon Jan 15 10:50:02 2007

Ok, true, I guess I didn't think too much about the pesky closed-source
status of the nVidia module. You are correct; the module is not Free
Software and that SUCKS. I just wanted to let people know that it runs great
and is something that's really cool.

I guess Compiz runs on FC6 with the open-source ATI drivers--no "tainted"
kernel modules needed! So, for those who have certain ATI chipsets, it is
possible to have your Planet on a cube.

Thanks for reminding me that my lunch is not free,


Gregory Maxwell wrote:
> On 1/11/07, linkx <link@sumerianbabyl.com> wrote:
> [snip]
>> After installing the nVidia modules from linva according to this guide, I
> Of course, with this closed-source kernel video driver installed if
> you encounter any problems requiring kernel developer intervention
> (like latency burps), you'll be told to f'off unless you can reproduce
> the issue without a tainted kernel.
> So when you recommend your configuration to others, please be upfront
> about this substantial support related limitation that exists with
> this hardware/software configuration. You may not care about support,
> or about the other advantages of a completely Free Software system,
> but other folks should be fully informed when they decide to follow in
> your footsteps.
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