Chromium has blacklisted nouveau on Linux, which is one of the most egregiously wrong moves they could make against open source and the health of the Linux ecosystem.
Tell them what you think via firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember to be firm in your convictions but polite with your complaint.
@lanodan I think everyone who is upset writing a personal email to convey their concerns is a much more powerful statement
@rin source on #3?
@rin I had been to the bug but not read that email. I wish Ilia had behaved differently. Regardless, I stand by my condemnation of Chromium's move here. It's not appropriate for the browser to push these kinds of choices onto the user. Chromium should have sooner turned the thumbscrews on Nvidia or sponsored the nouveau developers than blacklist the driver.
always the same, you have a problem with X, you blacklist X, instead of (helping to) fixing it… 😠
@mmu_man Ridiculous behavior by Google, they should be prodding Canonical to update the broken drivers & blacklist only the current driver version.
@sir Is Ilia the beinning of that thread? They mentioned Signal Desktop, which has seen a serious performance degradation in the past few months.
Excited to jump on the QT client for Signal soon, no more UI lockups! The weird thing is even Riot (another Electron app) performs waaaay better while Signal is nearly frozen/lagging.
they should be prodding nvidia to publish specs that always should have been made public in the first place.
Like, they actually published specs for chips used in Android tables, because of Google… why not the rest?
The problem is *not* Nouveau, but nvidia not giving the user manuel of the hardware.
Blacklisting nouveau equates to being complicit of this.
@sir that seems like an inaccurate summary? I thought this was about enabling or disabling graphics acceleration.
Maybe encourage people to do something constructive, like figuring out which configurations actually do work to make the blacklist more fine-grained?
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