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Old 02-06-05, 06:22 PM   #12
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Default Re: FreeBSD-amd64 driver ?

Just as a response to dave, and to shamelessly bump this post, i'm currently running FreeBSD 5.3 amd64 on an opteron, and the opensource nv driver is good enough for basic X work, but with all the cool opengl accelerated stuff thats in the pipe for GTK (via cairo) and xorg (the compositing extension isn't worth it without RenderAccel, and with the nv driver RenderAccel doesn't help at all), i would recommend i386. It's unfortunate that we can't use our favorite OS to the best of it's abilities simply because nVidia thinks a FreeBSD amd64 port would not be worth the trouble. =\

Please, nVidia, give us a binary driver! I might as well have an ATi card.
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