Subject: Re: The best ever
To: Charles Shannon Hendrix <>
From: Curt Sampson <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 10/07/2002 12:13:21
On Sun, 29 Sep 2002, Charles Shannon Hendrix wrote:

> Hmmm... FreeBSD seems fine to me, though nothing is as good as Linux
> for this because I have nVidia graphics on my test workstation, and only
> the Linux drivers are fully accelerated.

I don't quite understand this. Graphics are not done by Linux; graphics
are done by XFree86, which comes with its own drivers, completely
separate from the operating system. We run the same XFree86 code that
"Linux" does. If you have a newer driver on your Linux system, assuming
it's the same CPU as your NetBSD or FreeBSD system, you can even just
copy /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/nv_drv.o from the Linux system to
the same directory on the BSD system, and use it there.

Curt Sampson  <>   +81 90 7737 2974
    Don't you know, in this new Dark Age, we're all light.  --XTC