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Advisory Against WiFi Drivers in Linux Staging Tree

http://www.ubuntu-user.com

Dan Williams, Red Hat collaborator and NetworkManager developer, might be upset but doesn't let it get to him. In the GNOME blog, he advises "just say no" to WiFi drivers in the linux-staging tree and recommends changes.

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The Case for Non-Free Firmware By Default

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Ubuntu comes with a nice application called “Hardware Drivers” (a.k.a. jockey-gtk) for installing proprietary drivers for wireless cards and other devices that lack open-source support. This is great, except when your only connection to the Internet is wireless and you have no way to download the driver or firmware you need. Here’s why this situation should change.

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Testing the Nouveau Driver on Ubuntu

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A build of the nouveau video driver for nVidia cards was included in the Ubuntu repositories beginning with Jaunty.  I've been meaning to test it for a while, and finally found some hardware recently to give it a shot.

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AMD Loses Its Linux Core Engineering Manager, Matthew Tippett

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AMD's Catalyst Linux driver has improved substantially over the past few years with AMD now providing same-day Linux support, a near feature parity to the Windows Catalyst driver, and first-rate performance. Playing a critical role in improving the ATI Linux support has been Matthew Tippett. However, today will be his last day serving ATI / Advanced Micro Devices.

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Nouveau: X Render, RandR 1.2, FB, KMS Suspend Done

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A week ago we shared a status update on the Nouveau driver to clarify an earlier posting that the Nouveau driver is not dead.

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The status of Intel video drivers for Linux (and what it means for your favorite

http://distrowatch.com

Anyone who reads the Linux technical press, Linux blogs, or the comments section of DistroWatch Weekly knows that there has been a lot of discussion, dissatisfaction, and even anger over the state of Intel video drivers for Linux.

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AMD's RS880 / 785G Gains Open-Source Acceleration

http://www.phoronix.com

Back in March we shared that the open-source ATI driver had gained support for the unreleased ATI RS880 IGP. Well, the RS880 ended up being turned into the 785G due to some problems on AMD's side, but today this new, much more powerful IGP has launched.

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Open Source: many advantages beyond price!

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When people think about adopting an Open Source solution, the first factor that comes to mind is the price: it is usually cheaper than proprietary alternatives. What a lot of people fail to consider is that there are a lot of other advantages to Open Source that can be much more important than the price factor. Let's have a look at a few of them...

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The Linux Kernel and Open Source Drivers

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There has been a lot of talk about the Linux kernel and Open Source drivers this week. Most of it was about Microsoft that released drivers under the GPL V2 for inclusion in the Linux kernel. As pointed out by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols this was planned for a long time and will benefit Microsoft as much (if not more) than Linux.

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Background on the new Microsoft code

http://linux-network-plumber.blogspot.com

This saga started when one of the user's on the Vyatta forum inquired about supporting Hyper-V network driver in the Vyatta kernel. [...] The driver [initially] had both open-source components which were under GPL, and statically linked to several binary parts.

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Kernel Log: progress with free graphics drivers, three new stable kernels

http://www.h-online.com

A new version of the nv driver supports later NVIDIA GPUs. Drivers giving 3D support for later Radeon GPUs are making progress, and so is code for running the X server without root rights.

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Linux driver problems? What driver problems?

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For ages people have complained about how there's no drivers for certain products in Linux (or insufficient drivers), despite Linux having the largest driver database in the entire world, easily twice as large as Microsoft's largest collection. However, the problem doesn't lie in what's supported, but rather when it's supported.

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Linux Driver Project Status Report as of June 2009

http://www.kroah.com

This is a status report for the Linux Driver Project as of June 2009, describing what has happened in the past year of work.

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Graphic (Video) Drivers Ubuntu Repository

http://webupd8.blogspot.com

You can now reduce the wait for the latest graphic card driver in Ubuntu, which will only be available in a few months. There is an Ubuntu repository periodically updated with the latest open source drivers included in the xorg project.
These drivers may also solve some problems regarding desktop effects, especially on Intel card, in individual cases where these drivers are placed in the Compiz

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Video Drivers Are All That Is Holding Linux Back

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The title statement is one that became immediately clear with the unsuccessful installation of Windows 7 Release Candidate on a machine of mine that has perfectly serviceable video with Windows XP, Windows Vista, and many versions of Linux.

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