Subject: Re: Newbie
To: Egor Dmitrenkov <>
From: Wojciech Puchar <>
List: port-amd64
Date: 08/23/2005 00:26:43
> Hello!
> I'm a really newbie to NetBSD but I used FreeBSD for years and I'm trying to 
> understand

if you know FreeBSD, NetBSD should not be a problem.

> if I will have serious problems using NetBSD. But for the first I want to ask 
> experienced users
> about the actual state of amd64 support, I've EPOX 8kda3j motherboard with 
> nForce3 250Gb set,

unfortunately i have same chipset. very bad choice. forget of working 
builtin ethernet for now.


1) almost fine on FreeBSD-current, ethernet "supported" but quickly locks 
up and renders unusable
2) NetBSD-current works fine except ethernet, there is available patch 
that behaves exactly as FreeBSD.

3) don't run NetBSD-2.0.2 - lots is unsupported system not much useful

it's Nvidia, company that's famous of not giving any information on their 
hardware, just binary drivers (with lots of bugs).