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Re: Setting up X

On Sat, 29 Jun 2013 15:13:02 +0700, Robert Elz <kre%munnari.OZ.AU@localhost> 
>    Date:        Fri, 28 Jun 2013 20:37:54 -0400
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>  | I have NetBSD 6.1 installed on an ASUS laptop. The video card is an
>  | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M, and is currently unsupported with xorg's nv
>  | driver.
>I have much the same situation, except with a 660M (according to the
>sticker anyway...)  It is identified (under linux) by the nouveau driver
>as an Nve7 chipset (the log file there doesn't announce the model number)
>  | I would like to get this working with the vesa driver, but have
>  | come to a dead end with X -configure.
>I'd much prefer to get the nouveau driver working (again) for NetBSD.
>There is a driver in pkgsrc/wip but it doesn't build with current
>pkgsrc modular xorg  (nb: the "again" is because I'm assuming that it
>once worked, and should not be taken as implying that I have ever
>successfully used it, I haven't).
>For now, I'm running linux (ubuntu 13.04) that uses the nouveau driver
>The server is 1.13.3 - the nouveau driver doesn't announce a version,
>but gives a date of March 27 (2013).
>For NetBSD, I'm using virtualbox (whatever is the current version day to
>4.2.14 right now) which is mostly OK - it has a few issues with mouse
>crontrol when linux decides to idle after a timeout, and with performance
>when it has been running for a while (days...) - but can access native
>partitions on the disc, which I was never able to make work when I was
>Windows as the host - that I abandoned when the disc died and I replaced

The 304.88 BSD Nvidia driver supports the 560M. I would recommend running BSD
on your machine over Linux. Running NetBSD within qemu is totally a piece of
cake, and you may not experience the issues you have with VirtualBox on
Ubuntu.I have not noticed the issues mentioned running NetBSD on VirtualBox
with a FreeBSD host.

Waitman Gobble
San Jose California USA

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