Subject: Re: Pedition for NetBSD Nvidia driver
To: None <>
From: Michael Parson <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 04/26/2006 14:21:10
On Wed, Apr 26, 2006 at 12:02:22PM -0700, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
> On Thu, 27 Apr 2006, Karim Forsthofer wrote:
>> Personally I have enough seeing my favorite OS without working 3D
>> acceleration like Linux or FreeBSD. NetBSD users have to stand
>> together
> I don't use or really know much about 3D acceleration. (I have a 3dfx
> Banshee though.) If anyone else is interested, I found some webpages
> with generic information...
> I see that wikipedia (
> says this helps with "display of complex 3D graphics in real-time".
> And I found other definitions at
> and
> Does anyone know of any stats or benchmarks that show performance
> boost?  (What am I missing? :)

Some fancy games and a few pretty screen savers. =)

> I see that the NetBSD projects webpage at
> lists two related
> projects.  They are short on details though.
> By the way, are there better alternatives to Nvidia that are more
> open, non-proprietary?

Sadly, NVidia and ATI have pretty much cleaned up the 3d video market,
except for a few niche high-end cards.

Michael Parson