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Wed May 16 13:03:42 PDT 2007
On 5/17/07, Alex Deucher <alexdeucher at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 5/16/07, Felipe Roquette <roquette.felipe at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > Newbie doubt.
> > I am trying to understand how drivers work in X.
> > a device driver is a program to interact to/control a hardware.
> > nvidia, ati etc provide closed graphic drivers.
> > are those drivers specific to X?
> > does those drivers implements all hardware capability?
> > does these companies provide a manual for their drivers? or this is not
> > necessary?
> First you should understand how the hardware works. Once you have a
> grasp on that, you can look into how access to the hardware is
> implemented. Few drivers implement the full capability of the
> hardware for a variety of reasons. Some vendors provide source code
> or databooks for their hardware, others do not. Your best source of
which vendors provide databook for their hardware?
Intel publishes the databook of chipset without that of graphics, doesn't it?
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