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Re: Possible nVidia driver bug? - (code sample attached)

Jan Ekholm wrote:

Do companies like Nvidia actually care about bug reports from the Linux
community, or do they just do the drivers because "they have to"?

No - I think they genuinely care - there are a lot of Linux graphics users in high profile situations like the movie business.

The problem is that if they paid attention to everyone who ever wrote an
OpenGL program that didn't work mailed nVidia for help, they'd be utterly
swamped in support calls - and 99% of the time it wouldn't be their fault

Given that they only have a finite number of support people, it would make
sense to have them concentrate on the big-time users like commercial games
companies who could hopefully be relied upon not to submit 'junk' for support.

I have actually never had any problems with Nvidia's drivers,

I've had a few very tiny problems - but they tend to be pretty esoteric problems that very few people would ever find.

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