[Bug 264389] Handbook has misleading information concerning wayland on Nvidia

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Date: Wed, 01 Jun 2022 07:34:31 UTC

            Bug ID: 264389
           Summary: Handbook has misleading information concerning wayland
                    on Nvidia
           Product: Documentation
           Version: Latest
          Hardware: Any
                OS: Any
            Status: New
          Severity: Affects Some People
          Priority: ---
         Component: Books & Articles
          Assignee: doc@FreeBSD.org
          Reporter: tino.engel@hotmail.com

The handbook states (in chapter 5.10):
"The current Nvidia driver should work with most wl-roots compositors, but it
may be a little unstable and not support all features at this time. Volunteers
to help work on the Nvidia DRM are requested."
This is misleading, since due to missing module nvidia-drm basically no wayland
compositor can be started.
This can also be seen from the package message of wlroots port:
"Known issues: NVIDIA option (aka wlroots-eglstreams) requires nvidia-drm.ko
from nvidia-driver"

This means wayland is not functional with nvidia driver, but it may take a lot
of time for users to figure this out, since the handbook makes the impression
that wayland would work with nvidia.

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