Originally posted by kilgoretrout
Ati and nvidia have free as in no $$$ drivers for linux but they are not open as in you can see the code.
The NVIDIA driver package, has a command line option which allows you to extract the source code only.
[root@server archives]# ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-6106-pkg1.run --help
Extract the contents of ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-6106-pkg1.run, but do not
It extracts the source code into a folder with the same name as the driver package, minus the .run extension.
i've only ever used NVIDIA graphics cards in my pc's and never had a peoblem with any of them under linux.