driver doubt

Felipe Roquette roquette.felipe at
Wed May 16 04:20:03 PDT 2007

Hi all,

Newbie doubt.

I am trying to understand how drivers work in X.

a device driver is a program to interact to/control a hardware.
nvidia, ati etc provide closed graphic drivers.
are those drivers specific to X?
does those drivers implements all hardware capability?
does these companies provide a manual for their drivers? or this is not

Thanks in advance,
Felipe Roquette
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