On Tue, Mar 31, 2009 at 4:53 PM, mdh <mdh_li...@yahoo.com> wrote:

>
> --- 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" <freebsd-questions@freebsd.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.


I've got an nVidia at work (nvidia0: <GeForce 7300 GS>) with the above port
installed, with kde4.  No problems.  Been running for a couple weeks.

When was this bug announced?



>
>
> 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
>
>
>
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