On Wed, Oct 15, 2008 at 09:22:03AM +1000, Ray Phillips wrote: > I've been trying to get XFree86 running on a PC running NetBSD/amd64 4.0 > which has an nVidia GeForce 8400 GS card. > > When I used the nv driver, startx fails with (taken from > /var/log/XFree86.0.log): > > GeForce 6800 GT, 0x0220, GeForce 6200, 0x0222, 0x0228, 0x0090, > GeForce 7800 GTX, GeForce 7800 GT, 0x0093, 0x0094, GeForce Go 7800, > GeForce Go 7800 GTX, 0x009C, Quadro FX 4500, 0x009E > (II) Primary Device is: PCI 01:00:0 > (EE) No devices detected. > > Fatal server error: > no screens found > > > Using the vesa driver instead just produces a black screen when I run > startx, and the only way to recover seems to be a reboot. Wow, that's weird. > There weren't many hits when I searched the NetBSD Web site but this file: > > http://ftp.netbsd.org/pub/NetBSD/NetBSD-current/xsrc/external/mit/xf86-video-nv/dist/ChangeLog > > contains a couple of lines: > > commit 5d9b75b432dbc525e10c1c00436a1820456f6fb4 > Author: Aaron Plattner <aplattner%nvidia.com@localhost> > Date: Fri Apr 20 15:23:26 2007 -0700 > > GeForce 8300 GS and GeForce 8400 GS. > > > What do they mean? Are they saying the GeForce 8400 GS should be > supported in NetBSD 4.0 since it was released in late 2007, or is just > supported in -current? Just in -current, and only for the past few weeks, and as of now, only if you compile it yourself. It's not code we maintain ourselves, see the "external" part in the path. > Would trying to use the FreeBSD driver from nVidia's Web site likely be a > waste of time? It would certainly not be a waste of your time, but you're probably under-estimating the amount of work that would require by a somewhat large margin. Try pkgsrc with X11_TYPE=modular. -- Quentin Garnier - cube%cubidou.net@localhost - cube%NetBSD.org@localhost "See the look on my face from staying too long in one place [...] every time the morning breaks I know I'm closer to falling" KT Tunstall, Saving My Face, Drastic Fantastic, 2007.
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