Any hope to have things requested by NVidia in FreeBSD-7?
youshi10 at u.washington.edu
Fri Nov 16 15:39:01 PST 2007
Kip Macy wrote:
> On Nov 16, 2007 2:16 PM, Remko Lodder <remko at freebsd.org> wrote:
>> Yuri wrote:
>>> I read long time ago that the reason that NVidia can't have their driver on
>>> 64-bit platform is that FreeBSD kernel lacks some functionality.
>>> Is this functionality present in 7.0? Or when to expect this to be done?
>>> I have NVidia card but still run 32-bit system because of lack of driver.
>> This discussion gets over and over again actually, no the required
>> support is not yet there. There is a wiki page which denotes what
>> is required to get this going.
>> If you desperately need this, then consider funding someone
>> (this has popped up before, it's interesting to arrange something
>> like this because you need a trustable intermediating party that
>> can arrange this, the FreeBSD Foundation is currently not able
>> to do so as far as I can recall); who will do the work for you
>> or do it yourself.
>> There is currently no other way to get the support you want.
> Remko - relax :)
> The wiki isn't really an obvious place for people to look. If we don't
> already we should have a page on "popular hardware with support
Can't there be something added such as an easy to search for FAQ so
this topic doesn't come up 2-7 times per month? I know people should use
a search engine and search for the information first, but people seem
extremely lazy and always ask current@, hackers@, and questions@,
amongst other lists I'm sure..
PS Please CC me if replying on chat@, as I'm not subscribed to that list.
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