nvidia nic

Gert Cuykens gert.cuykens at gmail.com
Mon Oct 18 10:52:38 PDT 2004

Ok i agree but you also have to agree no matter how they made the
chipset there has to be a solution that works els it would not work in
windows either ? A os just tells the computer what to do right ? So
its just a matter of asking the pc nicely enough :)

On Mon, 18 Oct 2004 10:29:18 -0700, David O'Brien <obrien at freebsd.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 18, 2004 at 03:54:02PM +0200, Gert Cuykens wrote:
> > I did put a other nic but i dont understand why there are no drivers
> > for it ? It seems there are for linux ? So why not for freebsd ?
> The nVidia NIC driver is a propriety binary-only driver and nVidia only
> supports Linux, not FreeBSD.  Even in the Linux world there have been
> major problems with the AMD64 nVidia NIC driver.
> > I also dont understand why the apci from the sk8n is not working
> > because there is a bug in the chipset ? I dont say its not true but if
> > it was a bug in the chipset self how come my xp doesnt have any
> > problem with it what so ever ?
> Because OEM's (and mobo makers) think ALL THE WORLD IS MICROSOFT WINDOWS.
> The OEM/ODM/mobo makers don't test with anything except MS-Windows.  I'm
> quite surprised you can be a BSD/Linux user and never run into BIOS and
> ACPI errors that don't happen on MS-Windows.  Google around and you will
> find PLENTY of stories about the problems of ACPI on non-MS-Windows OS's
> and problems running Linux (and thus BSD) on the SK8N and other nVidia
> nForce3-150 chipset mobos.
> --
> -- David  (obrien at FreeBSD.org)

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