- Jan 18, 2010
I used Nvidia on Linux years ago (like 2004) and wasn't a great experience... their drivers were full of blobs and crashed/hanged the system all the time... if they are really opening up could be a good thing.Nvida contributes to opensource drivers so maybe we will see more Linux friendliness....wishful thinking I know.
OMAP5 has been out of production for sometime...Will this stop OMAP5 production? Either way, the article says that the buy has been announced but will not go through for some time to come so ED still has time either way.
I have ubuntu on the switch (tegra) it's very usable...but I'm sure there are blobsI used Nvidia on Linux years ago (like 2004) and wasn't a great experience... their drivers were full of blobs and crashed/hanged the system all the time... if they are really opening up could be a good thing.
Running fine here on Manjaro.Last time I used nvidia graphics (about 8 years ago) every time I updated the kernel I had to rerun nvidia's craptacular ncurses-based installer. Given it's still a binary blob I expect that not to have changed.
And also a shortage of OMAP5 would mean, most likely, an updated CPU board, just saying... (in order to produce more units of course...)OMAP5 has been out of production for sometime...
He also already has enough of them for Pyra production runs.
Manjaro is Arch but with 2 weeks delay.I was running Fedora on that particular machine. I'm surprised there's a difference between the way manjaro and arch handle kernel upgrades since both use pacman for the purpose of installing and updating packages. Perhaps manjaro supplies a nvidia-graphics package in its own repos, which could use specify in some post install ops to move the binary blob to the right place. On Fedora in those days, I had to download the nvidia drivers from their website, so administration of that was entirely orthogonal to the package manager du jour.