Subject: nVidia, linux driver and UDI (was: Re: The best ever)
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From: Tld <email@example.com>
Date: 10/08/2002 17:37:08
Jim DeLisle wrote:
>>>> That's not a solution. If you need to do 3D work on an Intel/AMD
>>>> system right now, nVidia is about the only game in town for the free
>>>> UNIX systems.
>> What about them? Last time I used either, the drivers were pretty slow,
>> and there was no 3D acceleration.
> Wouldn't it be wonderful if every user of any free Unix-like system
> could simply install their OS on any sort of hardware and have every
> piece of hardware whir and whiz to it's perfect and harmonious acme?
This discussion reminded me of the UDI, Uniform Driver Interface, which
should solve exactly this kind of problems.
I digged the site ( http://www.projectudi.org/ ) and discoveder that
regardless the project looks quite dead, they finally reached 1.0 version
and released a reference implementation under BSD license (see
http://newsforge.com/article.pl?sid=01/09/06/1935247 ) which, if I read it
correctly, is up and working for linux.
I hope I said something interesting :)