NVidia Fixed!

Just a quick update:  NVidia is fixed!

The 173 version of the driver has been released out of the beta stage.  Now, my desktop effects are enabled, and things seem to be working very well!

Interesting Open Source Development Article

This Google Tech Talk was very intersting, and I wanted to link it to remind me to come back and spend some more time on it:

How Open Source Projects Survive Poisonous People

They reference this email:

Why should I care what color the bikeshed is?

Northcote Parkinson was mentioned, and I would like to find out more about him.

NVidia Drivers for Fedora 9 Update

Ok, Fedora 9 was released yesterday, and the driver issue was not fixed.

As far as I can find on the Internet, Xorg 7.4 is supposed to come out this month (May 2008).  An exact date is not mentioned anywhere.  I read somewhere that NVidia will wait until Xorg releases the version before releasing their driver.

In the meantime, RandR is my goal.  I want to take advantage of this new feature:
Xorg RandR 1.2 howto

Resources

The Progress of X.Org 7.4

Email on Fedora’s Involvement

X.Org Website

Knoppix

I have used Knoppix for many a system administration job — rescuing PC’s or enlarging a virtual hard drive.

I just found a great video about Knoppix that might come in handy at some point in the future.

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