[mythtv-users] Gentoo 64bit and MythTV completely compatible?

Tom Lichti tom at redpepperracing.com
Mon Jan 29 20:54:02 UTC 2007

David Brodbeck wrote:
> Brad Fuller wrote:
>> Mark Lehrer wrote:
>>>> Is anyone successfully running gentoo 64bit from the gentoo
>>>> repositories? That's including nvidia's driver. I tried 64bit a
>>>> while ago on FC2 (I think it was) and it just didn't work very
>>>> well. I'd like to try again but this time using gentoo.
>>> Gentoo is not really compatible with anything.  Choose a better distro,
>>> like Ubuntu or Fedora.
>> That's a quite a statement without any material to substantiate your case.
> I think what he's getting at is that no one supplies binary drivers for
> Gentoo, for obvious reasons.  If you want good video performance with
> Gentoo you're probably going to have to pick a card that has a driver
> with source code available, and that's not anything made by Nvidia.

Er, I've compiled the kernel interface for every version of the nVidia 
driver I've ever used. I didn't even know there were packaged versions 
until a few months ago. I'm pretty sure you can install the nVidia 
drivers on gentoo... http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/nvidia-guide.xml


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