New nvidia driver obstacle

Emiel Kollof coolvibe at
Tue Apr 12 17:07:01 PDT 2005


It seems that NVIDIA was so kind to release another driver for FreeBSD, so I 
took it upon myself again to port it over to our fine OS.


It seems that they cut loose all compat with FreeBSD4 wrt userland, so 
although I have the kernel part working (module loads fine), the buissness 
end is very broken for us! *sob*

I will contact the guys at NVIDIA tomorrow or during this week for a solution, 
but it will take quite a bit longer than anticipated. 

The Xorg/XFree86 graphics driver part depends heavily on a FreeBSD5 userland 
(KSE, TLS and (presumably) _their_ libc5) and hence will not load. No crashes 
and other nasty stuff, but unresolved symbols are plagueing me. No love :(

I will keep you guys posted about any progress.

Crap. There I was, thinking I could do it in an evening ;)

You cannot kill time without injuring eternity.

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