Subject: Re: Pedition for NetBSD Nvidia driver
To: None <netbsd-users@NetBSD.org>
From: Michael Parson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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
> 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 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3D_acceleration)
> says this helps with "display of complex 3D graphics in real-time".
> And I found other definitions at
> http://www.pcguide.com/ref/video/3dNeed-c.html 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
> http://www.netbsd.org/contrib/projects.html 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.