Linked by foldingstock on Wed 19th May 2010 22:28 UTC
OpenBSD OpenBSD 4.7 is the newest installment in the proactively secure UNIX-like operating system. With 4.7 comes a range of new features including support for the Loongson 2E and 2F MIPS-compatible processors. See the release page for a complete list of new features.
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Nvidia
by dayalsoap on Thu 20th May 2010 14:41 UTC
dayalsoap
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2010-05-19

Is it easy to install NVidia drivers? I'm interested in trying this, but honestly, I'm very impatient.


Also does FreeBSD come with a desktop by default? I know PC-BSD does...

Edited 2010-05-20 14:43 UTC

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RE: Nvidia
by foldingstock on Thu 20th May 2010 15:02 in reply to "Nvidia"
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2008-10-30

Is it easy to install NVidia drivers? I'm interested in trying this, but honestly, I'm very impatient.


At present I do not know of any 3D Nvidia drivers for OpenBSD. The Nvidia drivers for 3D accel in Linux are closed source and thus cannot be ported. OpenBSD is stuck with just 2D support with Nvidia (using nv or vesa driver) cards right now.

There is a closed-source Nvidia driver available for FreeBSD, but I have not used it in several years.

Also does FreeBSD come with a desktop by default? I know PC-BSD does...


No. FreeBSD, NetBSD, and OpenBSD all boot into a console by default. As has been said already, it is trivial to install a desktop environment using packages or ports.

PC-BSD is an effort to make FreeBSD more user friendly. Because of this, it comes pre-configured with the KDE desktop.

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