Is there anybody will port the ATI linux driver to FreeBSD?

Garrett Cooper youshi10 at
Fri Apr 27 03:46:08 UTC 2007

Lowell Gilbert wrote:
> Alexander Leidinger <Alexander at> writes:
>> Quoting Lowell Gilbert <freebsd-ports-local at> (from
>> Wed, 25 Apr 2007 21:50:51 -0400):
>>> "Andres Hernandez" < at> writes:
>>>> Sorry, but we need to do something... i can help if u want, but tell me how.
>>>> I dont like my freebsd with vesa in my laptop.
>>>> I have an ATI Mobility x1400
>>> The ATI driver isn't open-source, so porting it isn't really an option.
>> The X11 driver itself does not need to be ported, as it is only
>> architecture dependand, but not OS dependand. So the x86 driver will
>> work with our (as long as the versions are compatible).
>> The only thing what needs to be ported is the kernel interface.
> Ah; my apologies.  
> I thought there was a binary kernel module involved.

There is, but based on my experience with ATI under linux, their driver 
is crap compared to nVidia's.

I should have bought an nVidia card, but instead I'm stuck with fully 
functioning OpenGL support in Windows only :(.


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