binary nvidia driver kld patch and help needed

Jeremy Messenger mezz7 at
Sat Oct 11 09:35:05 PDT 2003

On Sat, 11 Oct 2003 16:31:40 +0200, Emiel Kollof wrote:

> Emiel Kollof wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I spent a rainy afternoon trying to get the binary nvidia drivers to work
>> on DragonFly. Of course, the thing wouldn't compile out of the box, so I
>> tried hacking it so it would compile and hopefully work. It doesn't work
>> _yet_, but at least the damn thing loads and detects my nvidia card. X
>> can't do diddly squat with it though, which might be my bad.
> Success! I managed to get my GeForce 4 MX to wok with the binary nvidia
> drivers and the patch attached to this post. So far it works stable-ish, X
> works, and the xscreensaver opengl hacks have been running all night
> without crashes.

It will be nice if it is add in the dfports's x11/nvidia-driver. However,
have you tried to test with Linux OpenGL yet? and TuxRacer too?


> So please, test this if you have a nvidia GeForce type card and please
> report success to me.
> I also saw that the drm stuff from current was already included in
> dragonfly. Silly me :)
> Anyway, people with nvidia cards can have their OpenGL cake and eat it too
> now.
> Cheers,
> Emiel

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