On Sat, Nov 21, 2009 at 09:06:28AM -0500, Robert Huff wrote: > > > usleepl...@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 (hopefully outdated) web page.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: http://nouveau.freedesktop.org/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. Correct. Announcement: http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=41545&page=37 > > If anyone knows better, please correct this. > Regards, -- Frank Contact info: http://www.shute.org.uk/misc/contact.html _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"