New nvidia driver obstacle
coolvibe at hackerheaven.org
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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