Btw, as things are now, I'd say the blobs are needed, even for nouveau. Besides, no Nvidia-->no nvidia GPUs-->no use for nouveau.
Personally, I believe many things will gradually open, but it won't happen quickly, cause it's not JUST Nvidia themselves, but many factors, like parts of Nvidia driver/hardware etc actually licensed by third parties who in their part also don't really want to open up.
But open hardware seems like it "can become a thing" now, and that's good news always.
Fueling a needless, and in a way non-existent(I wouldn't say Nvidia and nouveau are actually in arms about something, no war is going on, and if there were we should try to prevent it, not fuel it), fight will not really help with anything, we will just fight among ourselves and waste our time, which we could use helping opensource, among other things actually. :D
The last part doesn't go to specifically you asdx though, but to many people just spewing hate around. Especially in these forums here.
Sorry on my end for insulting too, even though I found your behavior wrong, things never need to go this way, but please understand that aggressive attitudes trigger aggressiveness to other people too. This includes being aggressive against something other people support/believe whatever.
Be well everyone. Let's reduce the trolling/fighting/cursing whatever here, we can all get along.
**If I'm wrong in anything "technical" etc that I mentioned, please have me corrected.
When I install 310.14 I am experiencing an odd issue. For some reason, the backlight control in KDE stops working. My system (a Dell Vostro 1500) does not use the graphics card or driver to control display brightness. Also, I can still adjust the the values manually /sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0.
Is anyone else having issues like this?
Well, I installed v310.14 beta on Kubuntu 12.04 KDE 4.9.2 from Xorg Edgers PPA. Be careful if you enable this PPA. Read the warnings from PPA site. If you enabled it, just install "nvidia-current" 310.14 and "nvidia-settings". Then again disable the PPA.
GT430 nVidia card.
The video playback when KDE effects are active (OpenGL) have poor performance (1080p). In SMPlayer, using VDPAU is even worse than with Xv. The quality improves when the effects are disabled or using XRender instead OpenGL. Is this problem related to these patches for KDE that you mentioned?
Also in nvidia-settings I can not find the settings for color/brightness/contrast for video (Xvideo). I refer to these configurations for video. These settings for color correction for screen there are.