Subject: Re: The best ever
To: NetBSD Users <>
From: Matt Doughty <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 10/07/2002 12:51:15
On Mon, Oct 07, 2002 at 12:13:21PM +0900, Curt Sampson wrote:
> 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.

He isn't talking about the drivers that are provided with XFree. nVidia
provides binary only drivers for linux, soon FreeBSD??, that are fully
accelerated for both 2d and 3d so you can't just copy the drivers over.