Gentoo Archives: gentoo-amd64

From: Barry Schwartz <chemoelectric@×××××××××××××.org>
To: gentoo-amd64@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-amd64] Kernel-3.3.0 and Nvidia-drivers
Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2012 09:02:48
Message-Id: 20120320062013.GA25431@crud
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-amd64] Kernel-3.3.0 and Nvidia-drivers by Frank Peters
Frank Peters <frank.peters@×××××××.net> skribis:
> I think the main complaint is that the Nvidia drivers are closed > binary blobs while Nouveau is an attempt to create an entirely > open source driver.
Unfortunately the nvidia drivers are needed not only for graphics but also to use the GPU for scientific calculations, including for donating processor time to medical research, for instance.

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[gentoo-amd64] Re: Kernel-3.3.0 and Nvidia-drivers Duncan <1i5t5.duncan@×××.net>