On Wed, Mar 05, 2008 at 12:32:16AM -0500, Isaac Mushinsky wrote:
You seem to be patient indeed, is there any indication that nvidia will ever
release an amd64 driver?
IIRC, NVidia has requested some changes to the FreeBSD kernel. I'm not
sure if or when those will be implemented. Maybe ask the hackers@ list.
IMHO this is the wrong way to go about things. Binary only drivers can
be a PITA. The FreeBSD team cannot debug or support them. Only the
vendors can. And for them, FreeBSD-amd64 must be the niche of a niche
market. If kernel internal interfaces change, you'll have to wait until
a new driver is released by the vendor.
I suspect that most binary drivers are recompiled windows drivers with a
FreeBSD wrapper. Given the average quality of windows driver, the
question is do you want something like that in your kernel?
Google shows years of empty rallying and petitions.
Very much like the adobe/flash9 situation. It seems that ATI cards have
better support now.
Since ATI was acquired by AMD, they seem to have begun releasing more
documentation. For more information check the Xorg/freedesktop websites
and mailing lists.
It seems that ATI and Intel are now the best wrt releasing documentation
so that free/open source drivers can be written.