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Old 05-03-08, 06:18 PM   #313
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Default Re: FreeBSD-amd64 driver ?

It seems that all done by nVidia to support FreeBSD is in fact no more than a personal care of Zander (who anyway must be thanked for his work for us).
The facts are that there is still no driver for AMD64 and the i386 one is still based on a very old FreeBSD 5 kernel and a very old too Xfree86 infrastructure. On modern 7.x kernel, this driver is still sticked to the famous compat5x package.
But now things are changing: AMD/Ati is doing a new aggressive policy about their driver, and sooner or later there could be a new graphic leader in Unix world. Time has not yet come, but this should be an alarm to nVidia guys.
I think there is no doubt that the Unix users will prefer open source things if performances will be at the level of the closed source ones.
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