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Re: Support for nVidia GeForce 7025/7050PV/nForce 630a graphics

On Wed, 2009-05-27 at 22:16 +0530, Manish Jain wrote:
> Robert Noland wrote:
> > On Wed, 2009-05-27 at 18:09 +0530, Manish Jain wrote:
> >> Hello,
> >>
> >> I am thinking of going in for an AMD solution for my new home PC.
> >>
> >> Does FreeBSD work easily with Asus M2N68-AM (nvidia GeForce 7025/nForce 
> >> 630a graphics as per Asus; nvidia GeForce 7050PV/nForce 630a graphics as 
> >> per CNET/other sites). I would probably be using this along with Athlon 
> >> Dual-Core 5200+
> >>
> >> FreeBSD-7.1's drm directory in src does NOT seem to have a listing for 
> >> GeForce 7025/GeForce 7050/nForce 630a. And xorgconfigurator just lists 
> >> one (generic) driver nv for nvidia. So would DRI work ?
> > 
> > There are three possible drivers, nv (kindof old and crusty), nouveau
> > (in current ports), and the binary blob from Nvidia (currently i386
> > only).  For nv, there is no drm.  For nouveau, I have patches for drm
> > support that I may go ahead and commit to -CURRENT over the next couple
> > of days.  The current patch also applies to -STABLE.  With the patch you
> > should get accelerated EXA and Xv, but not 3d yet.  I have gotten the 3d
> > driver to sort of work, but generally it isn't in a user ready state (on
> > linux either).
> > 
> > The binary blob does whatever it does and I'll let others give you
> > details on that.
> > 
> > robert.
> > 
> >> I ask this because I currently have an i810-based motherboard for which 
> >> there is no DRI support in FreeBSD and I need to make sure I don't end 
> >> up without DRI again.
> > 
> Hello Roland,
> Thanks for your reply. One final question.
> > With the patch you should get accelerated EXA and Xv, but not 3d yet.
> I am only interested in playing DVD's, not games. Are EXA and Xv 
> sufficient for that ? If 3d is required too, then I have to dump this 
> idea altogether and try something else.

Xv is normally what is used for video, so I think you should be ok.  I
don't have this particular card/chip though...


Robert Noland <rnoland_(_at_)_FreeBSD_(_dot_)_org>

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