devices support site?

Aljoša Mohorović aljosa.mohorovic at
Mon Jul 19 13:43:04 PDT 2010

On Mon, Jul 19, 2010 at 8:42 PM, Corbin Simpson
<mostawesomedude at> wrote:
> If I get bored enough, I suppose I could whip something up, but is it
> really that important? We put a lot of effort into making sure distros
> Do the Right Thing magically without user intervention.

just to put some perspective on why i'm asking this, i've been using X
on linux for about ~12 years and i've changed a lot of hardware during
that time. over that time i think i've had 1 year of excellent
experience and otherwise poor experience.

just to clarify that, i don't mean that video playback and cool 3d
desktop effects qualifies as excellent experience, it's the basic
stuff if you have good drivers. i've also seen better 2d performance
when using linux in a virtual machine.
i generally have average performance, both 2d and 3d, although i
usually have excellent hardware.

i also have pretty bad experience with proprietary drivers when
upgrading to newer versions of linux distributions where incompatible
xorg version or kernel breaks everything.
so, based on my experience, i think it's necessary to have an official
site that promotes graphic cards with excellent open source drivers.
whats the point of buying excellent hardware if i can't use it?

Aljosa Mohorovic

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