Subject: Re: nvidia drivers?
To: None <>
From: Matthias Scheler <>
List: port-amd64
Date: 11/12/2005 14:14:57
In article <>,
	Andrew Reilly <> 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.

	Kind regards

Matthias Scheler