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Old 09-20-07, 12:14 AM   #1
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Default ETA on X.org 7.3 compatible driver?

I noticed that updated drivers for Linux and Solaris have been released... but FreeBSD users are still stuck with 100.14.11. Any clues as to when we'll see an update?

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Old 09-20-07, 11:59 AM   #2
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Default Re: ETA on X.org 7.3 compatible driver?

Updated FreeBSD drivers should be released shortly. Unfortunately, I can't give you an exact date.
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Old 09-20-07, 01:10 PM   #3
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Default Re: ETA on X.org 7.3 compatible driver?

Thanks zander.

Will the new drivers be built against a newer version of libc? See http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=97828 for details.

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Old 09-20-07, 10:17 PM   #4
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@mreimer: no, the driver will continue to support FreeBSD 5.x; you can still use the driver components on FreeBSD 6.x (and later) if you install the FreeBSD 5.x compatibility libraries.
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Old 10-05-07, 02:00 PM   #5
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Abruptly! Possibly it is tradition. Well: Thanks Zundur!
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Old 10-09-07, 03:38 PM   #6
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Default Re: ETA on X.org 7.3 compatible driver?

Supporting FreeBSD 5x sounds like a good thing.
There are lots of servers out there, still running "obsolete" versions of FreeBSD.
There's no reason to change them, they're possibly up for months/years.
They serve webpages, databases . . whatever, for years to come, without a glitch.
The police in Norway still uses VAXes. They work, they do the job, so what ?
That's what BSD is (was) all about, sturdy server performance . . . bless them.
But you DO realize they're the only ones that don't need advanced graphics, do you ?
Times have changed, forks of BSD like i.e PC-BSD aim on casual users.
Joe Sixpack wants bleeding edge graphics - nothing less.
FreeBSD 7 is just around the corner - the most advanced OS on this planet . .
. . with a graphics driver that requires 5x compat.
Now imagine a Vista driver that needs to run under Win95 compatibility . . .
You think that'd be a sad joke ? You're right !
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