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AMD/ATI & NVidia proprietary video drivers

Posted: Tue May 15, 2012 10:58 am
by tomast
I wonder if it would be possible to incorporate the the choice of installing proprietary video drivers into the initial install of Mint 13 ?
It can be problematic installing the drivers on Linux especially for new users and it would be a big help if this was an automated choice during the initial install.
For my part I've not had trouble installing the NVidia drivers , but... the AMD CCC drivers and the configuration have been a big pain for me.

Re: AMD/ATI & NVidia proprietary video drivers

Posted: Tue May 15, 2012 12:03 pm
by remoulder
No, proprietary drivers can not be included as a rule, usually due to legal reasons.

Re: AMD/ATI & NVidia proprietary video drivers

Posted: Tue May 15, 2012 1:01 pm
by tomast
I had thought it would just be a matter of reading and agreeing to the terms of use agreement,
like when I install sun-java or Virtualbox.
I just wish there would be an easier , more sure way to install video drivers because some
functions require the proprietary drivers to work correctly. (Specifically for me , GPU computing.)
Oh well I can always wish... ;-)