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

Calvin Harrigan charriglists at bellsouth.net
Mon Jan 29 21:02:18 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.
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Please stop.  Obviously you are passing judgment on something you don't 
  understand.  Go read up on it and stop wasting bandwidth.  Short story 
nvidia binary drivers are available on Gentoo and quite simple to 
install.  Some might say easier than most distributions because it 
creates the entries in the modules autoload files for you.
Sorry about the rant...

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