GPUs on FBSD?
roberthuff at rcn.com
Sat Nov 21 14:06:48 UTC 2009
usleepless at gmail.com 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(hopefully outdated) web page.
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.
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