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bug#36786: Warn of AMD GPUs unusable with Guix System

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: bug#36786: Warn of AMD GPUs unusable with Guix System
Date: Fri, 26 Jul 2019 01:04:40 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.2 (gnu/linux)

Ricardo Wurmus <address@hidden> skribis:

> pelzflorian (Florian Pelz) <address@hidden> writes:
>> On Wed, Jul 24, 2019 at 05:42:49PM +0200, pelzflorian (Florian Pelz) wrote:
>>> We could make a list of known bad GPUs.
>> When thinking about it, a list of known bad GPUs might be legally
>> safer than saying AMD GPUs are often bad.
> I sympathize with the frustration that comes along with the realization
> that hardware you own cannot be used with free software.  I would like
> to alert people to the fact that certain GPUs won’t be usable with
> linux-libre.
> I just think that there might be a better distro-independent place for
> this kind of information.  Some free distros suggest checking for free
> software compatibility on h-node.org, a shared resource.  That’s also
> where we could record known bad GPUs.
> (h-node.org isn’t the prettiest resource out there, but perhaps this can
> be changed.)

What about adding a few words under “Hardware Considerations”?


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