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Re: [opensuse] 10.2 is turning into a nightmare - ps
  • From: J Sloan <joe@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 11 Feb 2007 13:18:58 -0800
  • Message-id: <45CF8842.6090702@xxxxxxxxxx>


Tom Horsley wrote:
> On Sun, 11 Feb 2007 12:33:50 -0800
> "Charles R. Buchanan" <charles@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
>> Granted on one level, it's nice to be able to configure things to ones
>> liking(s), and that's fine and dandy, but for the most part, major
>> things like video drivers and the such, it should be a lot painless than
>> it is.
>
> For my amusing experiences over on Fedora setting up video, see:
>
> http://home.att.net/~Tom.Horsley/easy-linux.html

Oddly enough, the ease of the suse video driver installation has regressed
since the time of 9.3 and before. It used to be that you could simply click on
a checkbox in online update that said "install nvidia drivers", and you were
good to go. period. no tweaking of configs, no building of drivers, no
worrying about reinstalling the driver if the kernel gets updated.

IIUC it was pressure from a shrill anti binary driver faction among the kernel
devs that led novell to revert to the more awkward manual procedure we now
find ourselves with.

Joe
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