[PATCH wayland-web 2/9] building: update nVidia driver notes

Pekka Paalanen ppaalanen at gmail.com
Sat Jan 12 12:52:01 UTC 2019

From: Pekka Paalanen <pq at iki.fi>

The link to firmware loading was dead, removed.

Remove notes about specific kernel versions and chip families, I don't
think they are relevant anymore. No-one should be running that old
kernels. "New" cards are quite old today, and probably should not list
any specific chips, because the requirement is essentially shaderful
hardware if one wants OpenGL acceleration with Weston. OTOH, Pixman
renderer should work on much older cards as well.

Keep it simple.

Signed-off-by: Pekka Paalanen <pq at iki.fi>
 building.html | 9 ++-------
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 7 deletions(-)

diff --git a/building.html b/building.html
index 03f7e3e..b27dbed 100644
--- a/building.html
+++ b/building.html
@@ -77,13 +77,8 @@ in the kernel since around 2.6.29.  Sandy Bridge chips require kernel
 not fglrx/catalyst).  DRM output requires kernel version 2.6.38.
 Cards probably work back to Radeon 7200 (2000).</p>
-<p><b>nVidia</b>: Requires Nouveau (open source driver).  DRM output
-<a href="https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=55596">requires
-kernel version 3.7-rc3</a>.  DRM output previously required kernel
-version 2.6.37 for nv40 or lower cards, 2.6.38 for nv50 cards. Some new
-cards require
-<a href="http://nouveau.freedesktop.org/wiki/InstallDRM#Firmware">loading
-external firmware</a>.</p>
+<p><b>nVidia</b>: Requires <a href="https://nouveau.freedesktop.org">Nouveau</a>
+(open source driver).</p>
 <h2 id="environment">Setting up the environment</h2>
 <h3>Installing in a custom location</h3>

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