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Old 02-01-2008, 12:41 PM
"Michael A. Peters"
Default Kernel Tainting Video Installer *almost* finished

I built my new box a few days ago (x2 5200+) and put F8 on one of the
partitions - so I got to actually test and *somewhat* finish that shell
script for automated livna installation of closed source video drivers.


I looked and looked for a published pci id list for supported ati cards
but couldn't find one - so it's detection of ati cards is extremely weak.

It's detection of nvidia cards though is pretty good, at least as good
as nvidia's published list.

It looks for ati first - and even if found, continues to look for nvidia
- and goes for legacy then 96xx then current.

There may be a better way (IE detect only the video card main display is
attached to) but I figured if someone has more than one card, it's
probably and onboard and a expansion card, and the expansion is more
likely to have the display attached and be newer chipset and maybe need
newer driver. So for nvidia drivers, if newer is found, that's what the
radio list selection defaults to. User can still change it though.

Anyway - I think I'm done with it, if anyone wants to fix ati detection,
have at it.

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