[nycbug-talk] NVidia Drivers/PC-BSD
Tue Mar 7 15:33:50 EST 2006
Just a plug here...
I was asked to setup a handful of *BSD workstations for someone and PC-BSD
kind of grabbed my interest. These are fairly generic workstations that
really just need a desktop environment, browser, xterms, etc. PC-BSD
looked to be less maintenance than a full-blown FreeBSD install, and it
also allowed for things to be installed via ports outside of the PC-BSD
They've been running a few of these for months, and it's worked out well.
I got the workstations from our friend Lee at GCS, of course. :) The
onboard video on his cheap machines is pretty crappy (S3 "chrome"
integrated graphics) and there's no accelerated support for it in x.org.
So we opted for cheap-o NVidia cards after seeing that:
-Nvidia has native drivers
-PC-BSD has point-n-drool PBIs for said drivers
Just wanted to share... Anything I build that needs a video card from now
on is going to get an NVidia card. I really want to reward NVidia for
taking the resources to make these drivers, and would suggest others that
use FreeBSD do the same. They even have useful docs, including some Linux
Just wanted to make a little sales pitch for PC-BSD and NVidia... :)
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