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On Mon, Mar 19, 2012 at 2:28 PM, Barry Schwartz
> Mark Knecht <markknecht@...> skribis:
>> And how would one use CUDA if we gave up nvidia-drivers? Does nouveau
>> support all the CUDA stuff?
> I think they may have reverse engineered CUDA, but whether it is
> implemented I don’t know, and I wouldn’t want to be the one to test
> it, either. :)
> I’m donating processor time with boinc and that’s good enough reason
> to use the binary driver if it gives me more processor to donate.
> (Waiting before installing anything new is painful, I know, because
> with Gentoo you always feel like you want it to be doing something, or
> at least that’s my experience. :) )
I have no problem with you or anyone else running nouveau. None at all.
I do have a problem with someone saying 'it's time for everyone to
give up nvidia-drivers' without demonstrating they know the full
impact of what they are suggesting. Had Cheng Renquan suggest 'Maybe
people who don't need anything other than basic X capabilities should
consider running nouveau' I wouldn't have even chimed in.
And thanks for running boinc. It's good of you and good for you.