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Re: [gNewSense-users] runlevel 3 don't work

From: Jason Self
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] runlevel 3 don't work
Date: Wed, 6 Jan 2010 11:47:25 -0800

>>> If you are trying to install the proprietary nvidia driver, I think
>>> it won't work with the kernel used in Gnewsense. Not sure tho...
>> nvidia supports different linux distributions. Even in some kernel there
>> are nvidia drivers imported, because the readmy files on nvidia tells, that
>> those drivers should get disabled befor installing the new one. I think a
>> have also seen somewhere the drivers code witch can be compiled, but i am
>> not sure about this, it was on my first search on this issue.
> The driver from Nvidia's website is non-free software. gNewSense is about
> providing users like you with a completely free computing environment.
> Helping you install this driver would be the opposite of what this project
> stands for, so we won't help you with that.
> The best that gNewSense can offer you now is the nv driver, which you're
> probably using by default if you have Nvidia hardware. The nouveau project
> is making a free driver with more features (like 3D support), but that's not
> finished or easily installable yet, as far as I know.

And may I suggest switching video cards to a manufacturer that is
more supportive of free software? AMD, for example, publishes the
technical specifications needed to create free software drivers, and
makes their hardware engineers available to speak with.

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