Re: Kernel 188.8.131.52-124.fc13.i686 causing problems
I will be happy to switch to nouveau when it works for me. The last time I tried it along with its experimental add-ons, which was fairly recently, you still couldn't do transparency in KDE with it. The proprietary driver works. The nouveau driver works for most basic video functions.
Of course people should search better and more often before asking a question. Yet when I click on FAQ (where a new person might be most likely to click first) and enter any of kernel, nvidia, or video in the search box I get no results back. This leads to people creating a new thread.
Leigh has some great setup guides, and I appreciate them and have used them. But even these would be better if they were single pages laid out in a non-forum format more like a true manual page, broken down more for video card type and the like, with a separate thread linked to each that held the discussion for issues common to particular hardware rather than being currently 51 pages of discussion thread on all sorts of nvidia boards. Any useful information could be moved back from the discussion thread to the main pages. Perhaps vbulletin doesn't lend itself to that, but perhaps another back end like drupal could be used for those features and would make several problem solutions like bind, apache, sendmail, postfix, and the like easier to develop and support than the existing vbulletin format does.
Regardless, as long as this forum links to solutions for using the proprietary drivers packaged by rpmfusion and until the open source driver works for all nvidia cards and fully supports them, the forum gets the responsibility of handling comments and questions about each. Dropping the links to drivers that make the hardware work better in Fedora would be a mistake.
Last edited by William Haller; 16th June 2010 at 05:01 PM.