Subject: Re: Pedition for NetBSD Nvidia driver
To: Martijn van Buul <>
From: Evaldo Gardenali <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 04/27/2006 02:32:08

On Wed, 2006-04-26 at 22:22 +0000, Martijn van Buul wrote:
> It occurred to me that Karim Forsthofer wrote in gmane.os.netbsd.general:
> > Personally I have enough seeing my favorite OS without working 3D
> > acceleration like Linux or FreeBSD. 
> Instead of blaming a specific manufacturer for this, it just might be
> worthwhile to realise that one of the main reasons we don't have any
> kind of 3D acceleration is that we lack support for the main *nix interface
> through which this is supposed to be implemented: DRI.
> So before you start a "pedition" against nvidia, maybe you should make sure
> there's a working DRI implementation.
If I recall correctly, Tonnerre Lombard was working on DRI for NetBSD a
while back. You guys might want to check with him whats the status.

And I should add that the nvidia drivers DO NOT use the DRI

just my two cents
Evaldo Gardenali