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March 2, 2007

Ubuntu to actively support Nouveau, an open source NVIDIA graphic driver.

Filed under: Linspire, Tuxicity, Ubuntu — tuxicity @ 10:41 am

According to this story of Desktoplinux.com Ubuntu is going to actively support Nouveau, an open source NVIDIA graphic driver.

This is much more important news than not activating 3D graphics drivers for beryl and/or compiz in Feisty, the next release of Ubuntu.

Finding open source solutions for proprietary drivers is one of the important ways to force hardware companies to open source their drivers and to keep Linux modern and competitive.

I’m not sure if Linspire already support Nouveau actively, but if they do not, it would be a good idea to for the Linspire and Freespire users to ask Kevin Carmony, after Linspire’s New Partnership with Canonical and Ubuntu, to strike a new deal with Ubuntu to support Nouveau actively together.

Some hardware-companies might better understand the message that open-sourcing their proprietary drivers, might not be such a bad idea after all.

18 Comments »

  1. This is a great step, I can’t wait until I can get rid of that binary shit that’s proprietary software/drivers😛

    Comment by Serge — March 2, 2007 @ 11:06 am

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  3. Great to see development on this. It would be nice to take advantage of my 8800’s in ‘Nix

    Comment by kempez — March 3, 2007 @ 1:31 pm

  4. This is a great thing for those who are unsure of being able to switch to .nix (personally in the middle of the switch right now – ubuntu 6.10). I am super excited about being able to play some of the games that I love to play on my windows machine (namely WoW) on my nix machine!

    Comment by Obunai — March 3, 2007 @ 4:04 pm

  5. It’s funny that NVIDIA does not even see how embarrassing it is that the open source community (you know, this communist bunch of filthy geeks) has to clean up their incompetence.

    Comment by dscho — March 3, 2007 @ 4:51 pm

  6. s/then/than/

    Comment by maht — March 3, 2007 @ 10:57 pm

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  9. Very cool indeed. There are a few things the GNU/Linux community needs, financial software, commercial game support, and open 3d drivers that work well. I think Canonical’s involvement in this project will have profound effects on the future of GNU/Linux.

    Comment by AstralSin — March 4, 2007 @ 2:18 am

  10. then != than

    Comment by Marko Kettunen — March 4, 2007 @ 2:26 am

  11. Nouveau will help nVidia to sell more h/w but the “suits” are so 1980’s!

    Comment by Eleftherios Kosmas — March 4, 2007 @ 6:43 am

  12. then = than fixed😀

    Comment by tuxicity — March 4, 2007 @ 10:56 am

  13. Ubuntu soportará el driver de nvidia para linux

    Segun se puede leer en la noticia, la empresa Ubuntu va a dar soporte activo al driver opensource de nvidia. De todos modos, lo ideal seria un driver de nvidia opensource… a ver si lo conseguimos!

    Trackback by pixelame.net — March 5, 2007 @ 12:01 pm

  14. Shuttleworth esclarece a posição do Ubuntu sobre drivers proprietários

    Análise – o Conselho Técnico do Ubuntu decidiu não ativar os drivers de vídeo proprietários por padrão no próximo lançamento o Ubuntu 7.04 (”Feisty Fawn”). Algumas pessoas interpretaram que isto significaria que Feisty não inc…

    Trackback by DropsTech.org — March 5, 2007 @ 8:19 pm

  15. I wish there was something for ATI’s garbage drivers that do not support composite. ATI is crap! Hardware good, software and drivers junk…

    No composite for ATI… Where have they been?

    I say we boycott ATI until they come up with some composite drivers!!!

    Comment by BrokenCrystal — March 10, 2007 @ 8:42 am

  16. hi there everyone,

    I must pause to ask why this fury of attacks against Nvidia, when its clear to me anyway that they have stated that they can not open their drivers legally most likely due to patents on some of the chip parts ?

    Why is the community on one hand willing to use the current driver which for me anyway have never seemed to cause me any grief in linux and certainly not in windows as I’ve played endless hours of games and done game ‘development’ and never had windows crash once in many many months, so sorry but I find alot of this FUD,- and I thought only M$ produced said garbage ?😉

    IF you want to use open source drivers that bad, why make nviida look to be a bad guy in this and instead do one of two things ( unless you just ‘like’ to bitch ? ; :::

    1) use intel’s ‘free’ offerings ? ( Some people seem to me ‘ok’ with intel 945 even playing WoW while others just want to complain to nvidia and amd about going OSS. )

    2) Start supporting the open graphics project if your that serious about it ? :

    http://wiki.duskglow.com/tiki-index.php?page=ProjectMembers

    bye
    lee

    Comment by neighborlee — June 14, 2007 @ 5:50 pm

  17. I’ve inserted in my sources.list some repository to update daily NVIDIA driver directly from repository:

    Comment by Alex — March 6, 2009 @ 10:01 am


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