Thread: Darwin Kernal
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Old 05-26-03, 03:52 PM   #2
Cheshiremackat
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Default not going to work...

Not for a lack of trying, but a Darwin kernel for nvidia cards is not going to be compatable with the linux drivers... while related, the differences (as you have seen) are significant enough to not work *out of the box*...

Now I sympathise with you, as a mac user as well, I wish we had better support...

Basically there are 2 problems with getting the drivers to work... #1 Nvidia drivers are *somewhat* closed source, so getting a darwin developer to hack the linux drivers might be impossible without more info from Nvidia...

#2, Nvidia has no real reason to write a driver themselves, considering that Windows is their primary market, then mac, then linux (or vise-versa) and Apple helps write the Mac drivers, there is no real need to get the non-agp drivers to work, since all Apple cards are AGP...

My best bet would be to sell your card on Ebay (or return it), and buy an AGP card... then you can flash the bios to the Mac/Nvidia bios and use the MAc drivers...


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