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Old 06-25-03, 04:34 PM   #97
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Default freebsd 5.1

The patches for freebsd 5.1 from minion work great; only been using it for a day now, but my first reaction is it seems more stable than with 5.0... Thanks!


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Old 06-25-03, 05:45 PM   #98
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I doubt they are working on updating the drivers. The current ones are far from stable!

I guess we'll have to wait a long time before we get decent drivers.
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Old 06-30-03, 05:39 PM   #99
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I think it's now safe to assume that nvidia doesn't give a damn about FreeBSD users. I would LOVE for them to prove me wrong, but it just doesn't seem like it's going to happen. At this point, I'm honestly surprised they haven't just rebranded the old drivers with a new version and released those. Seems like the next logical step in their "support" for FreeBSD.
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Old 06-30-03, 11:26 PM   #100
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Default quake3 demo and unreal2k3 demo/FULL wont start.

I've looked everywhere, but no one seems to have seen what would seem to be a very common error. My X runs fine, I set GL_SINGLE_THREADED. Don't know what else could be wrong. Going crazy. Using FreeBSD 4.8 and The Drivers. No patches.

./ut2003
Couldn't set video mode: Could not create GL context


History:

Exiting due to error

or this one from q3demo:
----- R_Init -----
...loading libGL.so: Initializing OpenGL display
...setting mode 3: 640 480
Using XFree86-VidModeExtension Version 2.2
XF86DGA Mouse (Version 2.0) initialized
XFree86-VidModeExtension Activated at 640x480
Using 8/8/8 Color bits, 24 depth, 0 stencil display.
X Error of failed request: BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes)
Major opcode of failed request: 143 (GLX)
Minor opcode of failed request: 5 (X_GLXMakeCurrent)
Serial number of failed request: 30
Current serial number in output stream: 30

or this from gltron (freebsd native)
trying to create window
WARNING: can't init video; it's already running
Fatal signal: Segmentation Fault (SDL Parachute Deployed)
Segmentation fault (core dumped)

glxgears runs overall(it exhibits the trademark driver bugginess of not starting repeatedly)
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Old 07-02-03, 12:40 PM   #101
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Default NEW DRIVERS RELEASED!

New drivers (4365) released today!


http://www.nvidia.com/view.asp?IO=freebsd_1.0-4365

I've noticed that if you go through the options on www.nvidia.com to select your card/os and such it takes you to the new driver. But the "Linux and Freebsd Drivers" page still shows the 3.2.0.3 driver.

I've installed it and it works great!

Edit: fixed typo
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Old 07-03-03, 07:18 AM   #102
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Wow awesome!

Thanks NVIDIA :-)

Good bye ATi card.
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Old 07-03-03, 07:39 AM   #103
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Both STABLE and CURRENT support? OMG, love you nVidia =).

(Now if you could only release PPC/Linux drivers, that would make buying a PowerMac G5 an easier choice)
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Old 07-03-03, 05:11 PM   #104
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Originally posted by Soulburner
I think it's now safe to assume that nvidia doesn't give a damn about FreeBSD users. I would LOVE for them to prove me wrong, but it just doesn't seem like it's going to happen. At this point, I'm honestly surprised they haven't just rebranded the old drivers with a new version and released those. Seems like the next logical step in their "support" for FreeBSD.
Thankfully, they HAVE indeed proven me wrong. I just updated the drivers, and glxgears shows a nice increase in framerate. 1280x1024x24 bit color:

3203 drivers:
6142 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1228.400 FPS
6429 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1285.800 FPS
6419 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1283.800 FPS
6323 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1264.600 FPS
5921 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1184.200 FPS
6396 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1279.200 FPS
6443 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1288.600 FPS
6338 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1267.600 FPS

4365 drivers:
7782 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1556.400 FPS
8228 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1645.600 FPS
8409 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1681.800 FPS
8356 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1671.200 FPS
8408 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1681.600 FPS
8393 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1678.600 FPS
8432 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1686.400 FPS
8396 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1679.200 FPS

I just hope that now the drivers are a bit more unified (is that the right word?), so that updates don't take over 6 months.

Edit: Forgot to mention, this is with a GeForce 2 Ti

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Old 07-04-03, 05:43 AM   #105
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BRILLIANT!

I just installed these, and they installed over the old drivers without a hitch (Freebsd 5.1 - RIVA TNT - 1600x1200 )


Without altering my XF86Config at all, I've seen the following improvements:

1) THE BIGGY: Starting X - the system used to hang for about 2 minutes before starting up.. Everything would literally freeze. This also happened if you used CTRl-ALT-F4 (etc) to switch to a console window.

Now, it goes STRAIGHT in, on startup, and on switching back from a console (ALT F12 [on mine] )

This has saved MAJOR headaches.

2) Arguably the most important :-) : tuxracer now runs correctly without employing the dreaded SDL Parachute and messing up the sscreen resolution.

3) GL Version: 1.3.1 NVIDIA 32.03 ---> 1.4.0 NVIDIA 43.65

4) GL Renderer: RIVA TNT/AGP/3DNOW! --> RIVA TNT/AGP/SSE/3DNOW!

-- seems to be using my athlon xp (2100) SSE extensions now, though I don't see any speed increase with glxgears... time will tell

Things are much 'cleaner' too.. Much more stable... I've got a newish machine, running on an old RIVA TNT card that I'll be upgrading at some stage..... Now I know which company I'll be buying my card from..

Thanks NV.

By the way, can anyone shed any light on the GL renderer now seeing SSE ?
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Old 07-04-03, 01:21 PM   #106
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Oh great! I get much more FPS but quake dies with sig 11 and X keeps crashing.

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Old 07-04-03, 02:45 PM   #107
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Strange enough I'm having a few problems with this new driver on an ASUS A7N266-VM MoBo.

FreeBSD 5.1-RELEASE, can attach any kernel config if needed. Note that the old driver installed from the ports worked without problems here.

If I try to load the KLD at boot using loader.conf the system freezes just after kernel bootup(just before executing the rc script) and I can't either get in single user.

Instead loading the module after boot using kldload works, after that X starts and everything looks ok, but I get the following messages:

Jul 4 21:11:18 wedge kernel: nvidia0: <Unknown> at device 0.1 on pci0
Jul 4 21:11:18 wedge kernel: nvidia0: Unable to enable PCI busmastering.
Jul 4 21:11:18 wedge kernel: device_probe_and_attach: nvidia0 attach returned 6Jul 4 21:11:18 wedge kernel: nvidia0: <Unknown> at device 0.2 on pci0
Jul 4 21:11:18 wedge kernel: nvidia0: Unable to enable PCI busmastering.
Jul 4 21:11:18 wedge kernel: device_probe_and_attach: nvidia0 attach returned 6Jul 4 21:11:18 wedge kernel: nvidia0: <Unknown> at device 0.3 on pci0
Jul 4 21:11:18 wedge kernel: nvidia0: Unable to enable PCI busmastering.
Jul 4 21:11:18 wedge kernel: device_probe_and_attach: nvidia0 attach returned 6Jul 4 21:11:18 wedge kernel: nvidia0: <Unknown> port 0x5100-0x511f,0x5500-0x550f,0x5000-0x500f irq 5 at device 1.1 on pci0
Jul 4 21:11:18 wedge kernel: nvidia0: Unable to enable PCI busmastering.
Jul 4 21:11:18 wedge kernel: device_probe_and_attach: nvidia0 attach returned 6
Jul 4 21:11:18 wedge kernel: nvidia0: <Unknown> mem 0xe5800000-0xe587ffff irq 5 at device 5.0 on pci0
Jul 4 21:11:18 wedge kernel: nvidia0: Unable to allocate NVIDIA memory resource.
Jul 4 21:11:18 wedge kernel: device_probe_and_attach: nvidia0 attach returned 6Jul 4 21:11:18 wedge kernel: nvidia0: <GeForce2 Integrated GPU> mem 0xe8000000-0xefffffff,0xe3000000-0xe3ffffff irq 11 at device 0.0 on pci2

(pasted from /var/log/messages, hope it's not garbled)

I'd really like to know what's happening, and why I can't successfully load it from loader.conf.

P.S. Checked in the bios but I could not find any items about PNP OS in my bios...checking for a bios upgrade.

Thanks in advance for any help!
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Old 07-05-03, 10:43 AM   #108
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Tried to install the drivers, and get this error...

freebsd# make setup
===> module
"/usr/share/mk/bsd.kmod.mk", line 10: "can't find kernel source tree"
*** Error code 1

I'm running FreeBSD 5.1. I picked install everything from the setup menu when I installed FreeBSD, so I assumed that it would install the Kernel source. Am I wrong?
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