David O'Brien obrien at
Tue Apr 19 10:40:20 PDT 2005

On Sat, Apr 16, 2005 at 01:05:00PM +0200, Dag-Erling Smrgrav wrote:
> "O. Hartmann" <ohartman at> writes:
> > My question si: how to force nVidia delivering the needed
> > informations? It should be an aspect of customer demand. nVidia
> > earns money with each sold nForce based motherboard and each GForce
> > based graphics card and the better the support, the more they can
> > sell.
> Why would they care about FreeBSD users?  Unlike Linux, FreeBSD has
> approximately zero brainshare in the computer press, and unlike
> FreeBSD, Linux runs perfectly well on nForce chipsets.  In fact, the
> Asus SK8N which David loathes is "Linux-certified".

You have NO idea how many hoops Linux jumps thru to run on the Asus SK8N.
Let me repeat to you again -- _I_ was the first person to try to run
64-bit Linux on this motherboard.  It didn't work.  The Linux kernel grew
many, many patches to deal with this motherboard and so you should be
saying it is only "Linux-certified" for newer versions of Linux.

However, I can run older FreeBSD versions on both AMD and VIA baesd
motherboards (ie, FreeBSD versions released before the chipsets were
produced).  What does that tell you??

> If I didn't already know that FreeBSD is perfect and flawless and that
> David is the Christ reborn, I'd be tempted to conclude that there is
> something wrong with FreeBSD (or David), not with the nForce chipset.

If I didn't already know DES was a huge ass....
-- David  (obrien at

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