xorg nv driver

JoaoBR joao at matik.com.br
Fri Mar 28 05:46:56 PDT 2008

On Friday 28 March 2008 02:14:49 Mike Meyer wrote:
> On Fri, 28 Mar 2008 00:59:54 +0100
> Ivaylo Mateev <imateev at uos.de> wrote:
> > I am using FreeBSD/amd64 and have GeForce 7050PV in my Computer. This
> > graphic card can not be used with the nv driver, it's not supported,
> > and the nvidia driver :D :).Can I expect support for my grafic card
> > any time soon ?
> Depends on what you mean by "support". It should work now using the
> vga/svga driver, in vga/svga modes. It should work now using the nv
> driver that's part of 7.3, which claims to support the GeForce 7xxxx
> boards, but you've got one with a really odd bus (HyperTransport???),
> which means I'm in over my head, but no one else has answered. That
> could mean anything from "the nv driver will work if you turn off the
> parts that HTX specific" to "your card won't be support until someone
> writes the HTX bus driver for FreeBSD" (since the nvidia driver
> supports it on i386, it shouldn't be that bad) - but in any case you
> get at best 2d acceleration. The 64-bit binary driver from nvidia need
> kernel support, and reports are it's being worked on, but adding
> support for a binary driver is a political issue, but that's the only
> option that gets full 3d-support.
> Your best course of action depends on what you want. Possibilities
> include patching the FreeBSD kernel to make the nvidia folks happy,
> trying to use a 32-bit X11 server so you can use the nvidia binary
> driver, trying to get the nv driver working, and getting a video card
> that's already supported.

well, the nv driver tends to hang xorg on amd64, at least with all nvidia 
cards I tried. you can still login remotly and restart xorg but that is quiet 
annoying to do every 10 minutes ... appearently it happens only with X2 or 
better on any SMP kernel config and seems it doesn't matter disabling the 
cores because it seems to be a xorg problem and not a os problem, so my 
solution was ati/radeon



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