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Re: Status on NVidia Support In NetBSD?
> Hi all,
> I have some some research into this in advance of sending this email.
> So hopefully some kind souls here can fill in the blanks for me.
> I am seriously wanting to switch to NetBSD from Debian Linux for
> various reasons. I really like the idea, philosophy and code of
> NetBSD over the other *BSDs (heck, I even ordered my NetBSD mug. :P).
> But if I read correctly that the "nv" open-source driver is the only
> real option currently on NetBSD, then this poses a problem, as I have
> used it under Linux already and note that:
> * It's really slow in updating the display -- just in terms of moving
> windows around the screen.
> * It makes watching video almost impossible,
For more than three years I used NetBSD on very old computer having
Athlon-800Mhz CPU and old NVidia card (I don't remember an exact type of
it). In truth to tell I don't remember any slowness. I also played most
of my video sucessfully (of course, not in HD quality :-) ) with xv
video output. So, I'd say that nv(4) is not so bad as you're saying but
this probably because we understand "slowness" differently ;-) . Also I
don't use KDE/GNOME/BlaBlaBla desktop software and don't play 3D
games and .
This is how my "desktop" usually looks like
I had no any problem with nv(4) for all these years.
As for "Status on NVidia Support In NetBSD?" from subject
I think this
problem is more serious.
Right now I have no idea how to solve it.
Best regards, Aleksey Cheusov.
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