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Re: [gNewSense-users] Compatible Video Cards with 3D Acceleration

From: Josh Martens
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] Compatible Video Cards with 3D Acceleration
Date: Thu, 17 May 2007 08:48:11 +1200
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Hmm, okay, I must have misunderstood them...

Now I'm unsure if I should be looking a Thinkpad T61 with Intel 965, or the 
nVidia card.

On Wed, May 16, 2007 at 11:34:52AM -0400, Kevin Dean wrote:
> Not sure what you means by "a bunch of hex in the code". The only hex
> I see in nouveau is initial device flagging, which is a SINGLE memory
> address used to identify the card type. I think this is signifigantly
> different than a block of executible code - essentially it's the
> card's NAME - not code.
> One of the goals of the nouveau project is to write totally free
> driver; they specifically state that NOT creating binary blobs is an
> official goal of the project.
> If you mean the OFFICIAL (restricted) nVidia driver, oh. ;) Yeah,
> that's the nature of non-Free stuff. RENouveau is designed to help
> look at that hex, the memory addresses it affects and, by running
> standardized tests, watch changes in the memory, and from that they're
> writing a Libre driver.
> And while I would also suggest Intel graphics right now because
> they're the only fully functional AND Libre, the OP needs an AGP
> expansion card, not integrated.
> On 5/16/07, Josh Martens <address@hidden> wrote:
> >I spoke with the nouveau guys and they said there there was a bunch of hex 
> >in the code, that they didn't really understand and manipulating it was 
> >just guess work, they didn't really understand it.
> >
> >I hear the Intel 965 is quite good.
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