Subject: Re: nvidia geforce2 go and xfree86
To: Florian Stoehr <email@example.com>
From: Brook Milligan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/18/2002 08:17:15
Florian Stoehr writes:
> i have the same machine. you need the nvidia driver, nv driver will NOT
> but this is only available for linux :-(((((
> you cannot get this machine to work under netbsd or freebsd.
I was afraid of that. However, there is a project to port the Linux
drivers to FreeBSD; see http://nvidia.netexplorer.org/index.html.
Would there be any interest in the NetBSD community to do something
similar, either in parallel or perhaps by enhancing their effort and
making a single integrated driver?
I'm not sure of the quality of the code (I don't run FreeBSD so I
can't check it out) but I think the basic idea is to make an
OS-specific device driver that the nvidia X driver can manipulate.
With a bit of help I think it is feasible to port it over. It would
be great to have some help, especially with the design phase.