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Re: [opensuse-factory] tiny-nvidia-installer removed from factory
  • From: Greg KH <gregkh@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 5 Nov 2006 08:06:39 -0800
  • Message-id: <20061105160639.GA6612@xxxxxxx>
On Sat, Nov 04, 2006 at 10:12:31PM +0000, Francis Giannaros wrote:
> On Friday 03 November 2006 16:29, Greg KH wrote:
> > That's not the kernel driver, only the Xorg drivers, as per the list of
> > the files contained in this package:
> > http://packages.ubuntu.com/cgi-bin/search_contents.pl?searchmode=filelist&;
> >word=nvidia-glx&version=edgy&arch=i386
> >
> > so I don't have a problem with them being distributed.
>
> I see. What of http://packages.ubuntu.com/edgy/misc/nvidia-kernel-source ?

That's just the source code for the module, you have to install it and
build it yourself. It is the end result of that action that is not able
to be distributed under the GPL.

This is how Ubuntu handles the issue with this driver, a legal solution,
but not the nicest :)

thanks,

greg k-h
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