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Old 06-08-03, 10:50 AM   #85
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What is NVIDIA doing?

After thousands of signatures for the NVIDIA FreeBSD driver they decide to release a beta driver just to keep people quiet. If the codebase is so portable why does it take so long? 7 months have passed and they still haven't updated their driver, those of us who run FreeBSD are NVIDIA customers too, we shouldn't be left out!

FreeBSD 5.1 will be released shortly so I hope this changes.

PS: Many thanks to zander for his excellent patches.
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Old 06-09-03, 08:46 PM   #86
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does these drivers work for 5.1R? I tried to build them today and this is what I got.

P4 2.6
2gig ram
G4 Ti 4600

make setup
===> module
cc -O -pipe -mcpu=pentiumpro -I/root/NVIDIA_FreeBSD-1.0-3203/module/../src -D__KERNEL__ -DNV_MAJOR_VERSION=1 -DNV_MINOR_VERSION=0 -DNV_PATCHLEVEL=3203 -DNV_UNIX -DNV_BSD -DNVCPU_X86 -D_KERNEL -Wall -Wredundant-decls -Wnested-externs -Wstrict-prototypes -Wmissing-prototypes -Wpointer-arith -Winline -Wcast-qual -fformat-extensions -std=c99 -DKLD_MODULE -nostdinc -I- -I/root/NVIDIA_FreeBSD-1.0-3203/module/../src -I. -I@ -I@/dev -I@/../include -fno-common -mno-align-long-strings -mpreferred-stack-boundary=2 -ffreestanding -Wall -Wredundant-decls -Wnested-externs -Wstrict-prototypes -Wmissing-prototypes -Wpointer-arith -Winline -Wcast-qual -fformat-extensions -std=c99 -c /root/NVIDIA_FreeBSD-1.0-3203/module/../src/nvidia_ctl.c
In file included from /root/NVIDIA_FreeBSD-1.0-3203/src/nvidia_ctl.c:14:
/root/NVIDIA_FreeBSD-1.0-3203/src/nv-freebsd.h:31:2: #error This driver does not support FreeBSD 5.0/-CURRENT!
/root/NVIDIA_FreeBSD-1.0-3203/src/nvidia_ctl.c:22: warning: initialization makes integer from pointer without a cast
/root/NVIDIA_FreeBSD-1.0-3203/src/nvidia_ctl.c:23: warning: initialization makes integer from pointer without a cast
/root/NVIDIA_FreeBSD-1.0-3203/src/nvidia_ctl.c:24: warning: initialization from incompatible pointer type
/root/NVIDIA_FreeBSD-1.0-3203/src/nvidia_ctl.c:25: warning: initialization from incompatible pointer type
/root/NVIDIA_FreeBSD-1.0-3203/src/nvidia_ctl.c:26: warning: initialization from incompatible pointer type
/root/NVIDIA_FreeBSD-1.0-3203/src/nvidia_ctl.c:27: warning: initialization from incompatible pointer type
/root/NVIDIA_FreeBSD-1.0-3203/src/nvidia_ctl.c:28: warning: initialization from incompatible pointer type
/root/NVIDIA_FreeBSD-1.0-3203/src/nvidia_ctl.c:29: warning: initialization from incompatible pointer type
/root/NVIDIA_FreeBSD-1.0-3203/src/nvidia_ctl.c:30: warning: initialization from incompatible pointer type
/root/NVIDIA_FreeBSD-1.0-3203/src/nvidia_ctl.c:31: warning: initialization makes pointer from integer without a cast
/root/NVIDIA_FreeBSD-1.0-3203/src/nvidia_ctl.c:32: warning: initialization from incompatible pointer type
/root/NVIDIA_FreeBSD-1.0-3203/src/nvidia_ctl.c:34: warning: initialization makes pointer from integer without a cast
/root/NVIDIA_FreeBSD-1.0-3203/src/nvidia_ctl.c:38: warning: excess elements in struct initializer
/root/NVIDIA_FreeBSD-1.0-3203/src/nvidia_ctl.c:38: warning: (near initialization for `nvidia_ctl_cdevsw')
*** Error code 1

Stop in /root/NVIDIA_FreeBSD-1.0-3203/module.
*** Error code 1

Stop in /root/NVIDIA_FreeBSD-1.0-3203.



this is a fresh install of Freebsd 5.1
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Old 06-12-03, 02:55 PM   #87
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Try using the port (/usr/ports/x11/nvidia-driver) there are a few patches to make it work with 5.x

Here I have 5.1-RELEASE and it works flawlessly(well almost...just very few problems!)
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Old 06-12-03, 04:37 PM   #88
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yeah I found them in the ports

(/usr/ports/x11/nvidia-driver

make install

then
cd work/Nvdriver..... dir
make setup

and change the x config file and it worked
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Old 06-17-03, 12:02 AM   #89
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Default GeForce FX 5200 and FreeBSD?

I noticed that the FX line of graphics cards seems to be newer than the FreeBSD drivers (November 2002).

The Linux drivers that are one month newer (December 2002) did not specify the FX line as being supported.

My simple question is, are the FX line of cards (especially the 5200) supported by the FreeBSD drivers?

I would like to know before I run into problems.

If not, I guess its Linux for me.
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Old 06-17-03, 03:48 AM   #90
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I just got an nForce2 board and AGP isnt supported yet. Is there a way to disable it so i dont get hardware lockups?
The XF86Config Option doesnt help.

BTW: Why didnt they forge a .o which is interchangeable between BSD and Linux and can be compiled into the kernel driver? Like the old aureal .o for the soundcards.

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Old 06-22-03, 03:50 AM   #91
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Personally, I think nvidia should just opensrc the unix ports for its drivers as it appears they really don't care about their customers using unix as oppose to that virus called windows. If their attitude does not change, I suppose Radeon would be getting some new customers. The first and last release almost a year ago, come on ...cant you guys see they just don't care. As it does not look like anything will change soon, can anybody recommend a good card that works well with dvi. I have a digital dvi flat panel that i would like to use.


Thanks in ./adv
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Old 06-22-03, 09:33 AM   #92
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Yes, it is true, NVIDIA's commitment to supporting open source operating systems is extremely low. They just don't care because that's not where the money is. Why would they care about a small amount of users when compared to the millions using Windows?
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Old 06-23-03, 02:59 PM   #93
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Default freebsd 5.1

Anyone running freebsd 5.1 with the nvidia drivers? I've gotten them to compile and load into the kernel, but they won't initialize (not surprisingly) when x starts.


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Old 06-23-03, 03:04 PM   #94
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Whoops, never mind; missed the patch posted earlier in the thread...


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Old 06-23-03, 09:40 PM   #95
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they work fine with 5.1

did you

after did make install in the ports dir

cd work/Nvdriver..... dir
make setup

???
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Old 06-25-03, 09:55 AM   #96
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Quote:
Originally posted by Andy Mecham
We expect to release a new FreeBSD driver shortly (which will support FreeBSD 5.0) - I don't have a timetable, but I expect it won't be much longer.

--andy
We're approaching two months after you made this comment. Is there any truth behind it, or were you teasing? The Nvidia issue is the one reason I'm staying with 4.8 right now instead of upgrading to 5.1, and I still get a few crashes every now and then (especially when playing games on the Linuxulator).
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