[ubuntu-x] -nouveau now set as the default driver for Nvidia hardware

Bryce Harrington bryce at canonical.com
Mon Feb 22 20:25:00 GMT 2010

On Mon, Feb 22, 2010 at 09:58:45AM -0800, Luis R. Rodriguez wrote:
> > The last I remember of this, implementing KMS required symbols
> > explicitly exported as GPL, making it impossible for nvidia to implement
> > KMS in the closed driver.
> I should note symbols exported explicitly with EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL() do
> not require your code to be GPL but just GPL-compatible.

I seem to recall a pretty detailed interview of the nvidia guys where
they addressed this, on slashdot or phoronix or somewhere.  IIRC there
was a non-trivial development effort involved that was driving
prioritization of this for them.


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