Does FreeBSD 6.0 fully support PCI-Express?

Mike Hernandez sequethin at
Tue Nov 22 15:14:13 GMT 2005

On  Tue, Nov 22, 2005 at 07:01:31AM -0800, Micah wrote:
> Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:
> >As far as I know Nvidia hasn't allowed Xorg to write drivers
> >for their cards, all the nvidia drivers out there are
> >binaries from Nvidia.  This for me would cross that card
> >off my list.
> Just to correct this bit of mis-information, there are two drivers 
> available for nvidia.  The nv driver is an open source driver provided 
> by xorg, and the nvidia driver is a closed source driver provided by nvidia.

And the nvidia driver is in the ports tree, and works just fine.
Just watch out if you're messing with the composite extension, glx, etc.
I've been using it with my GeForce 6800 Pci-X card for months now with
no problems (of course the composite stuff is still a bit flaky but
it's still new).


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