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Re: Two more computers unable to start X with GDM

From: Yasuaki Kudo
Subject: Re: Two more computers unable to start X with GDM
Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2021 17:06:04 +0900

I read a little bit about the current state of video cards, etc - man this 
seems like an uphill battle😅  Basically no manufacture sympathizes with the 
concept of total transparency.

I was just thinking what the practical end-game of this might be - do you think 
at some point there will be an FPGA+power+various I/O ports kit that can be 
totally programmed to provide CPU and video acceleration?   Something like that 
might be the only way to end this nonsense😅

Then the battle will be proprietary vs free software rather than hardware.   
But then again, I don't know what kind of nasty patents there might be...


> On Mar 28, 2021, at 03:25, Leo Famulari <> wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 27, 2021 at 10:14:05AM -0400, Bone Baboon wrote:
>> X server worked fine with this NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 GPU when Debian
>> was installed on this computer.  It also looks like Debian uses a
>> deblobbed kernal based on this Wikipedia article.
> The Guix kernel (linux-libre) and the Debian kernel (Linux) have
> different hardware support and, in general, Linux supports more hardware
> than linux-libre.

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