Re: Call for Foundation-supported Project Ideas

From: Andriy Gapon <>
Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2021 17:15:24 UTC
On 30/11/2021 16:03, Floyd, Paul wrote:
> On 2021-11-30 14:50, Jason Bacon wrote:
>> If your nVidia cards are basically landfill, like some of mine, and you don't 
>> care about 3D support, xf86-video-nv still works in some case that would 
>> otherwise call for v304.  I wonder if it would be a simple matter to add 
>> support to it for some additional older hardware supported by v340.  Yes, I 
>> know nv is deprecated, but this may be the only solution for ancient hardware.
> No, not quite that bad. I do have one old workstation running Solaris 11.3. If 
> ever that gets upgraded, it'll also be most of the hardware in the box.
> My FreeBSD machine has a GT-730 based card. When it boots linux, it uses the 390 
> driver. For some reason on FreeBSD 340 works but not 390 (at least that was the 
> case when I installed, ~18 months ago, I should perhaps try again).

Just as a data point, nvidia-driver-470.86 seems to work well for my GT 730:

nvidia-modeset: Loading NVIDIA Kernel Mode Setting Driver for UNIX platforms 
470.86  Tue Oct 26 21:43:42 UTC 2021
nvidia0: <NVIDIA GeForce GT 730> on vgapci0

Andriy Gapon