06:28OftenTimeConsuming: karolherbst: Nvidia released no "open source driver" - it's all proprietary.
06:28OftenTimeConsuming: Sure there's a crappy shim under MIT expat, but that's entirely worthless without additional proprietary software.
16:09gijoe3k: Good Morning, have a Thinkpad P71 with a Quadro P5000M. Excited to hear that Nvidia has finally opened up the drivers for the development of possibly the Nouveau drivers.
16:09gijoe3k: Looking for a Linux distro that would have the latest & greatest Nouveau drivers working out of the box.
16:10gijoe3k: Or even with a little tinkering as possible to get them working in said Linux distro.
16:10gijoe3k: Would any of you have any suggestions?
17:07karolherbst: gijoe3k: mostly just to use something which doesn't cause users having to wait multiple years for fixes to arrive
18:44gijoe3k: @karolherbst, Gotcha sounds like ArchLinux or anything based on that....a rolling release?
18:45karolherbst: yeah.. or fedora or maybe even latest ubuntu
18:46karolherbst: I wouldn't suggest using LTS versions of distros unless having a non changing environment is really important
18:46karolherbst: that goes for bugs and features
18:46karolherbst: not saying that those LTS are generally bad, just that users have to keep bugging LTS maintainers in order to backport fixes etc...
18:47karolherbst: you can go rolling release, but it's good enough to have something which updates every half a year as this generally covers upstream LTS/stable branches and fixes come in automatically
18:50gijoe3k: @karolherbst, would say Debian "testing" be a good fit?
18:50karolherbst: not sure
18:51karolherbst: I'd say sid might be a better choice there, but that's more rolling release
18:51karolherbst: I am not familar enough with testing so I can't really say
18:51gijoe3k: @karolherbst, 10/4. That would make sense.
18:51karolherbst: but it's generally debian or ubuntu LTS users which come in and complain about already fixed bugs :(
18:52gijoe3k: @karolherbst, hehe
18:52karolherbst: it's also annoying that ubuntu LTS doesn't allign with upstream LTS kernels, because that would make it less of a headache
18:53gijoe3k: @karolherbst, I'm not a coder but I'm hoping to help out the Nouveau team in any way I can. Bug reporting/testing.
18:53gijoe3k: @karolherbst, I did not know that.
18:54karolherbst: yeah.. in which case you probably want something more rolling release like or something getting updated regularly. Arch breaks user systems from time to time, which e.g. in fedora/ubuntu only happens if you do a release update. So you can properly backup on demand.
18:54karolherbst: depends on how much hazzle you want to have with your system in the end :D
18:55karolherbst: I am using Fedora myself now, but used to use Gentoo. Mainly switched to Fedora, because I started to work for RedHat and that makes a few things much easier
22:59damo22: karolherbst: i fixed my ACPI in coreboot, and the w530 no longer locks up at boot with dual graphics set
22:59damo22: i can actually boot fc36
22:59karolherbst: what did you change?
23:06damo22: basically the PEG bridge was being detected as a second root pci
23:06damo22: and allocation kept conflicting
23:06damo22: so i removed _BBN from the root and added _UIDs to both bridges, and a _CRS method to the PEG bridge
23:10damo22: how do you know what resources the PEG bridge can decode, if you dont know what device will be attached? do you just set it to the same resources as the host bridge?