Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Oct 2009 22:34 UTC
Debian and its clones It's hard to turn a news item like this into a front page item, but I'm going to try anyway, because I think it's pretty cool news. As we all know, Debian supports a number of architectures as 'release architectures', but what some of you may not be aware of is that Debian also supports a number of kernels other than Linux. One of those, the FreeBSD kernel, has been promoted to release status, putting it on equal footing with the Linux variant.
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Noob Question
by whorider on Thu 8th Oct 2009 01:08 UTC
whorider
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2009-03-20

So, can I use the linux nvidia drivers? Since, there isn't a BSD x64 Nvidia driver? Or is it no way jose?

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RE: Noob Question
by 3rdalbum on Thu 8th Oct 2009 01:50 in reply to "Noob Question"
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2008-05-26

So, can I use the linux nvidia drivers? Since, there isn't a BSD x64 Nvidia driver? Or is it no way jose?


That is a bit of a noob question ;-) No, the FreeBSD kernel is not binary-compatible with the Linux kernel, so the Linux Nvidia driver will not work.

Can you just swap between kernels in an existing Debian installation, or is it more difficult than that?

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RE[2]: Noob Question
by whorider on Thu 8th Oct 2009 03:04 in reply to "RE: Noob Question"
whorider Member since:
2009-03-20

[q]Can you just swap between kernels in an existing Debian installation, or is it more difficult than that?


Well I run PC-BSD x32 (because it's very noob friendly, the way I like it ;) and I am wanting to run a 64 bit version, but there are not any Nvidia drivers. I thought maybe this could solve it. Thanks for answering my question so quickly.

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