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Re: NVIDIA FreeBSD Kernel Feature Requests, interesting info for dfly?

From: Bill Hacker <wbh@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 02 Jul 2006 22:24:33 +0800

joerg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:

On Sat, Jul 01, 2006 at 01:35:08AM +0200, Jose timofonic wrote:

While the following is focused on the NVIDIA FreeBSD
graphics drivers, we
believe the interfaces discussed below are generally
applicable to any
modern high performance graphics driver."

That's the part where I completely disagree with. The first time
I read the text I thought "Oh, they could use this feature and this
feature and this feature. But that wouldn't work on Linux." I guess that pretty much boils down my position. And what Emil said.


Personally, I think the 'bigger picture' is not just NVidia intransigence, but that the majority 'market' is indifferent to brand or even *presence* of video.

Leaving Apple out of the equation, the vast majority of all *BSD-flavor boxes are servers or similar network / industrial 'black boxes', usually housed out of sight in a separate room, if not on a separate *continent* from the sysadmin, hence run physically 'headless'.

If X-Free/X-Org is not in the default build (and I hope it never is), then why should *any* VGA maker worry about the *BSD 'market' beyond 80-column monochrome text capability?


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