Subject: Re: The best ever
To: Curt Sampson <>
From: Wojciech Puchar <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 10/07/2002 08:59:47
> > 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.

are you sure???

i'm sure nvidia put a lot of work to prevent this driver works in anything
other that linux.

the right solution is not to buy product from company that makes
binary-only drivers for opensource OSes