Subject: Re: nvidia drivers?
To: None <port-amd64@NetBSD.org>
From: Matthias Scheler <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/12/2005 14:14:57
In article <F3E23F45-2E94-456E-813F-BAF49D12A105@areilly.bpc-users.org>,
Andrew Reilly <email@example.com> writes:
> Isn't XFree86/Xorg supposed to provide a processor-dependent, OS-
> independent environment for graphics card drivers?
Yes, it does. But nVidia has a reputation of writing Linux X11 drivers
which circumvent that restriction. IIRC they even have complained
about the restriction at some point.
> Or are we talking about kernel-specific DRM drivers, here?
IIRC some of their drivers need support from a kernel module.
Matthias Scheler http://scheler.de/~matthias/