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Old 08-23-08, 07:25 PM   #5
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Default Re: Kernel crash with nvidia-driver-173.14.12 7-STABLE/i386

Are you using PAE enabled kernels? The driver build should abort if built against PAE kernels, but it's possible that the check doesn't work right. Either way, I do not expect systems with large amounts of RAM to work at this point - this is mostly due to limitations of the mmap(2) character driver callback interface and the workarounds employed by the NVIDIA FreeBSD graphics driver. Work is being done to remove these limitations (see the last few messages to the FreeBSD/amd64 support thread), so 4+GB FreeBSD/i386 configurations should work properly at some point in the future.
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