ATI drivers for FreeBSD - anything? [Slightly OT]
e.schuele at computer.org
Mon Nov 21 15:42:21 GMT 2005
Maxime Henrion wrote:
> Albert Vest wrote:
>>On Sat, 19 Nov 2005 01:58:25 +0200 (EET)
>>Vladimir Kushnir <vkushnir at i.kiev.ua> wrote:
>>>Is there any project on FreeBSD wrapper for ATI Linux drivers (like
>>>nVidia's used to be)? If so - I'd be more than happy to test (sorry I can
>>>hardly write it myself).
>>I too would welcome this, mainly for ATI sound but also for video.
>>I see the x11/nvidia-driver port can still be built with LINUX compatibility turned on; maybe if we "make extract" with LINUX=yes, the source code will contain some hints to how it can be done?
> The Linux compatibility in the nvidia-driver has nothing to do with a
> wrapper to run Linux drivers; nVidia releases a build of this driver for
> FreeBSD. The Linux compatibility option is here to install nVidia's
> Linux OpenGL libraries so that Linux binaries can run with FreeBSD's
> driver. This is possible because nVidia's OpenGL libraries communicate
> with the driver by using /dev/nvidia and the FreeBSD driver offers the
> same interface.
With the above said...
I have a ATI Radeon m7500 card, and Linux game (nwn) which requires
OpenGL (I think). the game is unusably slow. When the game play
begins, my frame rate drops to 2fps. I suspect some misconfiguration
with my linux-compat openGL setup.
Does the ATI driver have a similar 'Linux Compatibility' knob?
In short, there is no easy way to use the ATI drivers
> for Linux under FreeBSD.
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