[MPlayer-users] Mplayer doesn't compile

Rich Felker dalias at aerifal.cx
Fri Aug 26 10:31:16 CEST 2005

On Fri, Aug 26, 2005 at 10:18:06AM +0200, Tor Olav Stava wrote:
> >Slightly off the subject, but I find that NVidia's drivers get a bad
> >wrap, as they end-up being the canary in the coal mine.  If your
> >hardware is buggy, a failing video driver is usually the first visible
> >clue... If your Linux system/kernel is poorly configured, the video
> >driver may be the first program you install which exhibits problems.
> >etc.
> > 
> >
> Well, I've heard a lot of negative talk about NVidia drivers, but 
> they've worked very well for me, except for compiling MPlayer. Trouble 
> is to get any support anywhere in the Linux community when the kernel is 
> marked tainted by NVidia. Don't really like their closed-source 
> mentality, but what can we do? I'm in no way capable of writing an 
> open-source driver for these cards, so just have to live with it, for 
> now.. Enough off topic, I think. Will jump to another mailing list. ;)

The free nv driver works perfectly well, as does the fb driver for
nvidia cards, doesn't it? Anyway next time you buy hardware, buy
something without this stupid nvidia mentality..


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