NVIDIA driver

Joseph Garcia bsd_usr at yahoo.com
Thu Feb 16 10:57:33 PST 2006

Justin C. Sherrill wrote:
x.org's list is probably the best resource to look at, as that is what the
list would follow - the NVIDIA binary driver is a special case.
If you want to put it on a wiki: http://wiki.dragonflybsd.org/ ?

That list will work only if all the cards listed work (read: provide 
hardware 3D rendering since that's what we're concerned with here) under 

Do we know that all the card listed have 3D support under BSD? If so, 
then great we can use that list. Otherwise, then we have to create a 
list of our own (maybe, on the wiki as other's have mentioned) listing 
the cards that have been known to provide hardware 3D rendering under 

I recently got a Dell Latitude C600 series notebook up and running with 
hardware 3D rendering. It's got a RADEON 7500 Mobile (M7) graphics chip 
in it. I have been playing Quake3 Area quite nicely on it in 1024x768 
resolution. It's pretty neat.

The only bad news is that the Latitude is not running DragonFlyBSD. It's 
running FreeBSD 6.0-RELEASE. This is because I had issues with 
DragonFlyBSD on this notebook. Anyway, this got me more interested in 3D 
hardware acceleration and I thought I'd chime in on the subject.


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