[oclug] Which video card???
tom at davis-eng.com
Tue Jun 10 09:30:29 EDT 2003
We have had that same similar problem at our company. We have a
software package which uses version 1.3 GL extentions. With the new
40.x drivers from NVIDIA they have removed all interoperability with
that version and only support 1.4 now. I have yet to try it yet, but
LEADTEK's WinFast Drivers have 1.4 and 1.3 backwards support for their
Nvidia video cards.
We have communicated with NVIDIA in regards to our problems as well and
have been ill-received. They don't seem to care too much about smaller
> -----Original Message-----
> From: oclug-admin at lists.oclug.on.ca
> [mailto:oclug-admin at lists.oclug.on.ca] On Behalf Of Scott Moynes
> Sent: Friday, June 06, 2003 3:46 PM
> To: oclug at lists.oclug.on.ca
> Subject: Re: [oclug] Which video card???
> * Bart Trojanowski (bart-oclug at jukie.net) wrote:
> > > The only reason I question my thinking is because there
> is so much
> > > talk about nVidia. Why are they so popular, despite being closed
> > > source? Is it because they really good and really cheap??
> > They have fantastic 3d support on Linux.
> For whatever it is worth, I've met some problems with the
> NVidia drivers. Openbox has some experimental code that uses
> OpenGL to render window widgets. With NVidia drivers, we
> crash the X server somewhere in their driver, while with
> software rendering and or ATI cards, it works fine and fast.
> One of our developers has contacted NVidia with more than
> enough debugging information and we haven't heard anything
> back at all.
> So I kind of regret getting an NVidia when I had the option.
> Scott Moynes http://www.icculus.org/openbox/
> "Computer science is as much about computers
> as astronomy is about telescopes." -- Dijkstra
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