Robert Huff roberthuff at
Sat Nov 21 14:06:48 UTC 2009

usleepless at writes:

>  The talk/announcement on the Nvidia forum is about a native video
>  driver for amd64 i believe. A lot of people are waiting for this
>  ( currently there is only Nvidia support for i386 ).

	I do not believe this is correct.  _As I understand it_ there
are (currently) two options:

	1) "nv" driver; written by nVidia, but does not support
		recent (last N generations) cards, works only for i386,
		and does not support 100% of 3d functions.  Breakage
		fixed, but no new features added.
	2) "noveau" driver; written by third parties, works for i386
		and amd64 (maybe for others).  For what works, see the
		(hopefully outdated) web page.

	Under development:

	3) "????"; written (and maintained/improved) by nVidia, words
		for i386 and amd64, supports all cards, supports all
		functionality.  ETA not announced; no public testing yet.

	If anyone knows better, please correct this.

					Robert Huff

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