Re: FreeBSD x64 NVIDIA DRIVER - now possible
The problem is, on my Via kt800 board I even can't get the i386 driver to work. Yes, I'm running i386 (RELASE 6.0) on an amd64 because then I can run openoffice 2 and (well, at least I hoped) the nvidia-driver. But, if I try to enable the nvidia-driver I get this dreaded message:
NVRM: AGP cannot be enabled on this combination of the AMD CPU and OS kernel
NVRM: kernel upgrade recommended.
Really, I'm not thinking running amd64 would double my system's speed, but playing a dvd with a cpu-usage of around 50% on an amd 3500+ (venice core) is a bit stupid isn't it? And no, this has got nothing todo with dma-settings, because it doesn't matter if I run it off dvd or harddisk or just a big mpeg2-file I made of a television-recording. Even playing xvid's makes it running at 50%.
Whe I'm playing a dvd on my multimedia-computer it uses about 10% cpu. This computer is based on a Sempron 2400+ and is running gentoo linux because FreeBSD doesn't support my tv-card. So it's really annoying having it using 50% cpu on your amd64, that's what the problem really is.