I have a W520 with an nvidia 2000M. I'd like it to work but that doesn't mean that I agree with nouveau receiving the money.
We need to reward our friends, not our foes
i have no idea how people get into xorg related development.
i've had a pretty good motivation to use xinput but docs are terrible.
i'm aware of the fact that i don't have required knowledge to develop anything related to xorg but after trying just to use libraries i'm sure that plenty of developers try to join xorg dev community and moments after kill themselves.
How about, in a few years, Open Source friendly companies having kick-ass drivers and hostile companies having bad/mediocare drivers.
How's that for an example?
What message are we now sending to our friends? 'We love you, but the money goes to our/your foes?'
Even thought i find it nice the nouveau gets support i would prefer it if those money were given to state trackers or something like that.
Also apart from EVoC X.org, freedesktop and the other foundations should start something like an FOSS infrastructure Kickstarter (ie name it Codestarter). People decide which features should be implemented/prioritized and donate to hire a dev or two. The basic infrastructure for FOSS Operating systems needs money. :eek:
Slow down, guys.
RTFA! The message quoted clearly explains that the problem with modern nvidia GPUs is the extremely low default frequencies. So low that it's not even good enough for a modern (=overblown) desktop environment. And it's likely getting worse with newer architectures. As much as we all hate nvidia, we can't ignore that.
Nvidia are assholes who refuse to support open source device drivers.
But Nvidia cards work the best, the nouvou drivers are okay and the proprietary drivers are great (except lack of kernel mode setting).
AMD is lazy and cant get out Catalyst drivers in time when there is a new X.org release. The result is that many distributions ship an old version of X.org because AMD is holding everyone back by being slow with the Catalyst drivers.
Latest Nvidia and AMD cards both suck with the open source drivers.
Meanwhile Intel is contributing the most to X.org and Wayland. Intel have open source device drivers with hardware support out even before the hardware is out.
I won't buy AMD or Nvidia. Next time I'm going with Intel instead.