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Re: [gNewSense-users] free video cards

From: Sam Geeraerts
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] free video cards
Date: Mon, 08 Feb 2010 22:34:26 +0100
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Plamen Stoev schreef:
As far as I know, there is no 2d or 3d support with linux-libre, due to
missing firmware. The radeon driver itself is free, but without the
firmware is useless (even for 2d, I think, at least in my machine,
which has a Radeon 9250  (R200) I don't have neither 2d, nor 3d). So, if
you want a video card which uses only free software you are left with
only one option - Intel videocards. I don't know what's the case with
the Nouveau driver, I'm not sure if it requires non-free firmware too.

That's also what I heard about ATI. Blob-free 2D might be possible for some cards. Nouveau people were working on getting rid of the last piece of blob. I don't know what the status is of that. It requires a newer version of than what is in deltah anyway. 2D should work with the nv driver, which is arguably free. Most Intel chips work with a free driver. See also [1], [2].


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