On Sun, Nov 12, 2006 at 12:57:00PM -0600, Eric Schuele wrote: > On 11/11/2006 01:28, dick hoogendijk wrote: > >On 10 Nov Damian Wiest wrote: > >>On Wed, Nov 08, 2006 at 12:56:39PM +0300, Andrew Pantyukhin wrote: > >>>On 11/8/06, Mark Jayson Alvarez <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > >>>>Hi, > >>>> > >>>>I have a Palit GeForce 6500 PCI-E 256Mb/64bit and I'm running x > >>>>windows. What do I need that NVidia FreeBSD driver for? > > > >>Until NVidia decides to provide proper documentation for their cards, > >>I'd avoid them and go with an ATI product. > > > >Hmm, Nvidia cards generaly work much better on FreeBSD as well as solaris > >then ATI cards. I would never buy a card on its documentation quality. > > > > I believe DW was referring to the engineering "documentation" of the > underlying hardware, so that a proper open source driver could be > developed. Not the "Users Guide". > > Without proper docs, an open source drive can not be developed. Hence > everyone is forced to use whatever NVidia decides is worth developing. > > -- > Regards, > Eric
Indeed I was. While I try to research my potential hardware purchases as much as possible, I sometimes make mistakes and get stuck with something that does work, but not to its full capability. Most recently this has included an Asus K8N-E motherboard (NVidia chipset) and a GeForce video card (I don't recall the exact model ATM). NVidia did release a binary driver for my card, but not for AMD64 processors. >From what I understand, AMD and ATI have been more open with their hardware documentation than Intel and NVidia. -Damian _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"