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[openFATE 308467] Proprietary install driver HELP guide
  • From: fate_noreply@xxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 26 May 2010 11:58:38 +0200 (CEST)
  • Message-id: <feature-308467-3@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Feature changed by: Lee Matheson (oldcpu)
Feature #308467, revision 3
Title: Proprietary install driver HELP guide

openSUSE-11.3: Unconfirmed
Requester: Desirable

Requested by: Lee Matheson (oldcpu)

A constant criticism of openSUSE is the lack of an easy continuous
installation of proprietary graphic drivers.  Is it not possible to
post specific (and very obvious) help links to community wiki that
provides guidance as to how the proprietary graphic drivers can be
installed  (as opposed to just a general statement) ? i.e. a link for
community help page for ATI proprietary graphic drivers and a similar
one for nVidia proprietary graphic drivers.

#1: Jan Engelhardt (jengelh) (2010-05-06 23:15:41)
What's wrong with ?

+ #2: Lee Matheson (oldcpu) (2010-05-26 11:58:06)
+ > What's wrong with
+ ( ?
+ Such guides are useful.  Thats not the point of the feature !
+ The idea behind the feature is to provide links in the "as packaged"
+ openSUSE release, perhaps in the browser bookmarks (as packaged) or in
+ a folder on the desktop (although I dislike the clutter of
+ that).  Hence maybe pre-packaged bookmarks is the best idea ?
+ IMHO the need for Links already in openSUSE (such that one is not
+ forced to surf and get many hits, some of which are excellent and some
+ of which are not good) is becoming even more important now, with the
+ dropping of sax2 and with nVidia reducing their support for "nv", where
+ "nouveau" driver is still not as mature as many would like.

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