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Old 02-11-09, 09:22 AM   #1
YassBoss
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Exclamation NVIDIA driver for FreeBSD under OpenBSD!

Hello,
I'm running OpenBSD 4.4 -Current, and I wish install the nvidia driver of FreeBSD.
I've installed the FreeBSD library and the fedora one, and I've enabled the emulation in the kernel, but without success...
I prefer to install the last one (180.29)
Best wishes..
Yassine
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Old 02-12-09, 05:29 AM   #2
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Default Re: NVIDIA driver for FreeBSD under OpenBSD!

I don't believe this is possible. The FreeBSD compat layer in OpenBSD is for userland binary compatibility and doesn't expend to kernel objects. There are a lot of differences between the FreeBSD and OpenBSD kernels, so I doubt even if you managed to get it to load the driver that it would be able to function correctly.

I doubt nvidia would put the time and effort into supporting OpenBSD, I can imagine the install base for desktop users is small even compared to FreeBSD desktop users. Plus there is a lot of history with the OpenBSD dev's dislike for binary blob drivers.

Your best shot is probably using the nv driver that comes with your xserver, it may not be fully accellerated but it'll get you an X desktop running.
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