GPUs on FBSD?
frank at shute.org.uk
Sun Nov 22 16:35:08 UTC 2009
On Sat, Nov 21, 2009 at 09:06:28AM -0500, Robert Huff wrote:
> 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.
You've got things a bit confused.
The x11-drivers/xf86-video-nv driver is open source and works on i386
and amd64. It doesn't support any 3d stuff AFAIK.
The x11/nvidia-driver is the one written by nvidia which only works on
i386 and supports 3d, compiz etc.
> 2) "noveau" driver; written by third parties, works for i386
> and amd64 (maybe for others). For what works, see the
> (hopefully outdated) web page.
That should be spelt "nouveau" otherwise correct. In ports as:
x11-drivers/xf86-video-nouveau. The wiki:
> 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.
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