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Re: Two more computers unable to start X with GDM

From: Joshua Branson
Subject: Re: Two more computers unable to start X with GDM
Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2021 11:13:03 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.1 (gnu/linux)

Yasuaki Kudo <> writes:

> 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😅

There is this:

They are still working on it, but that website hasn't seen updates in a
while.  They have another website that they update more often.

> 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...
> -Yasu
>> 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.

Joshua Branson (joshuaBPMan in #guix)
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