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Old 12-19-05, 02:50 PM   #118
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Default Re: FreeBSD-amd64 driver ?

I just registered too to say this ...

I too have an Nvidia card on a FreeBSD/amd64 (6.0) machine. I must say that i didn't have the idea to check if there was a driver specifically for amd64. I knew there was a driver for i386 so i kinda assumed it was no problem for nvidia to make a 64-bit release.

Now that i know the reasons of the driver's inexistence, and seeing how some people yelled, i would like to say that there is no reason to be angry at them. A feature is missing in the kernel, nvidia can't do anything but wait for that feature to be added by the kernel developpers. When the feature in question (PAT it seems) will be there i'm sure they will release it in no time.

I'm not pointing anyone, and i understand the pain it is ... I hope the PAT branch will be merged soon and the drivers released the same time (but i'm asking myself whether Nvidia would release drivers for -CURRENT ... )
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