--- On Tue, 3/31/09, Adam Vandemore <amvandem...@gmail.com> wrote: > From: Adam Vandemore <amvandem...@gmail.com> > Subject: Re: too many video drivers > To: "FreeBSD" <firstname.lastname@example.org> > Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2009, 3:39 PM > Tsu-Fan Cheng wrote: > > Hi, > > I am rebuilding ports and realize that i have too > many input/video > > drivers for x-win installed. i know i need nv driver > since my graphic > > card is from nvidia, and i want to deinstall all > others. but i am not > > sure if its safe to do so, e.g. i am confused by > "xf86-video-chips" > > since i don't know what kind of "chip" > that stands for. can someone > > tell me which are basics and which are safe to remove? > thanks!! > > > > TFC > > Depending on what versions of things you use the > nvidia-driver port and > /usr/ports/x11-drivers/xf86-video-nouveau may be > replacements for the nv driver. Honestly I'm not really > sure what the xf86-video-chips > port does, but I don't think it's related to nvidia > and is perhaps for older video chipsets.
x11/nvidia-driver is the driver released by nvidia. It doesn't work on architectures other than i386 and has some other limitations (breaks certain components of KDE4, for one other thing - see the 'black windows bug'.) It does support 3d acceleration using the nvidia GPU, though. The x11-drivers/xf86-video-nv port is the open source Xorg driver for nvidia chipsets. It doesn't support 3d acceleration using the GPU. Neither is a perfect solution, and the disparity has been an issue for years now... - mdh _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"