On Sonntag, 30. Dezember 2007, Enrico Weigelt wrote:
> * Hemmann, Volker Armin <volker.armin.hemmann@...> wrote:
> > > Actually, Nvidia's binary crap *never* worked for me (GeForce Go 6100).
> > > All the versions I tried (all from portage, even the hard masked),
> > > crashed the whole machine (!) a few seconds after the Xserver
> > > came up. Seem their kernel driver is heavily broken.
> > maybe it is YOUR HARDWARE that is crap? Overheating? Bad PSU that
> > is not able to reliable power the 3d part of the core?
> Quite uncertain. The machine is very stable w/o the NV drivers.
> But just loading the kernel module and waiting a few mins
> ends up in an total lockup. I could 100% reproduce this problem with
> several nv-chipset based notebooks (different geforce versions).
> Ah, and there had been an preinstalled Vista on that box, which
> worked perfectly with 3D stuff.
> So I don't think it's an hw issue.
and vista has a much better power managment than linux - could still be
> > hundreds, thousands, maybe millions of nvidia-on-linux users don't
> > have problems.
> Where do you got these numbers from ? NV marketing dept.?
from the fact that most people who use nvidia never have problems. But vocal
minority with problems is very - well, vocal.
People are quiet until they hit a problem.... a good indicator are 'which card
to buy' threads. Most people say 'nvidia, had no problems' a few say 'I had
problems with nvidia' and all ati users had problems....
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