Originally Posted by sjss
To my knowledge, any driver bundled with xorg (i.e. everything but drivers produced by nvidia), including the open source nv driver for nvidia cards, works with AMD64.
Something must be weird about my system then, since the nv driver doesn't work at all for me with Ubuntu/i386 or FreeBSD/amd64. Not even something as simple as 640x480 will work unless vga/vesa is used. The nvidia driver works for me with Ubuntu, so it's obviously a driver issue.