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State of AROS Drivers

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I think Steve nailed it when he talked about the need for AROS to have good driver support, as that is what will get people trying it and using it.

Nvidia Fermi support is good to have but Fermi is 7 years old. I was Googling around and found this - https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page ... ouveau-DDX-Pascal-Support

It seems to suggest that adding Pascal to Nouveau was almost trivial. I'm sure there is MUCH more to it but I would suggest that we need a bounty for the most modern cards to be supported. I have a GT1030 I would love to use for AROS and really don't want to be forced into some power guzzling GTX460 or 450. Yeah VESA... how wonderful. But I would pay towards Pascal support in AROS.

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Me too. I have an msi with a 980 and would love to use it with AROS.

I think the most realistic approach would be to start a proccess to select some "target" components, or even models of computers, and secure a perfect support for only those models. That way, showing how aros works on those setups would act as a "showcase" of the OS in a best case scenario, and I think it would even attract a lot more people knowing that it will work perfectly if they stick to those setups.

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Problem is getting someone to port the drivers. We had the amazing Deadwood but he has lost interest in Aros for now. This I believe is the same reason as others. Apathy, people just expect developers to do this work for free and not treat them with the gratitude and respect they deserve. I personally love all Amiga developers more than Aros itself. Aros is the developers.

So go hug a developer today that goes for all platforms.

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Quote:

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So go hug a developer today that goes for all platforms.


I tried that once still have the restraining order to prove it. j/k lol :D

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I think 10-mile high statues should be built to honour the devs and distro builders. In solid gold, of course

On a more practical note, I feel the biggest current driver issues is USB 3 - the two machines we've bought in the last couple of years have this and AROS simply cannot make use of their USB.

Cheers,
Nigel.

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Whilst I understand that USB3 would be good, to be honest I would trade a full implementation of modern SATA for that any day. We have a nicely working USB2 and not that many drivers for products on USB any way. For example no Webcam etc.

However, SATA is cucial with modern hardware

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I thought ATA had a working driver already, at least in some cases (I just tried hosted). What is it missing?

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