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Old 04-15-04, 09:53 PM   #1
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Default Any ideas when FreeBSD AMD64 driver is out?

Hey all, just wondering if anyone has heard anything about when an AMD64 driver will be due out for FreeBSD

I'm running 5.2.1 at the moment
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Old 04-16-04, 07:14 AM   #2
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It seems that FreeBSD/amd64 doesn't currently support loadable kernel modules; there also doesn't seem to be FreeBSD/x86 (?), let alone Linux binary compatibility.
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Old 04-23-05, 01:58 PM   #3
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Hey all, just wondering if anyone has heard anything about when an AMD64 driver will be due out for FreeBSD
The question above was asked over a year ago. NVidia's line remains: "No plans, but do keep begging for it." I think, we all made a big mistake buying NVidia's cards for our shiny new amd-machines
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Old 04-23-05, 07:24 PM   #4
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Be happy, at least there is a FreeBSD x86 driver, try it with an ATI card and see how far you'll get.
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Default Re: Any ideas when FreeBSD AMD64 driver is out?

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It seems that FreeBSD/amd64 doesn't currently support loadable kernel modules; there also doesn't seem to be FreeBSD/x86 (?), let alone Linux binary compatibility.
Hmm...fraid not:

http://www.freebsd.org/releases/5.3R...64.html#KERNEL

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Loadable kernel modules now work and are enabled in the amd64 build.
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Preliminary support for running 32-bit Linux binaries on amd64 has been added. This feature is enabled with the COMPAT_LINUX32 kernel option.
Granted, it's preliminary, but the loadable kernel modules are completely implemented in there. Why would you need linux binary compat for a FreeBSD AMD64 driver, anyway? Shouldn't it be natively built on a FreeBSD AMD64 machine?
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Old 04-30-05, 02:21 PM   #6
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It seems that FreeBSD/amd64 doesn't currently support loadable kernel modules; there also doesn't seem to be FreeBSD/x86 (?), let alone Linux binary compatibility.
FreeBSD 5.3 AMD64 does support loadable kernel modules.
FreeBSD/x86 compatibility is provided with the line COMPAT_IA32 in kernel config.
Linux/32 compatibaility is provided with the line COMPAT_LINUX32 in kernel config.
Wating for 64 bit linux compatibility if that is an issue.
But those options do work and have been loaded/tested in my current FreeBSD 5.3 RELEASE AMD64 kernel.
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I hope you can release the drivers soon. The only remaining thing I need to configure yet for amd64
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The question above was asked over a year ago. NVidia's line remains: "No plans, but do keep begging for it." I think, we all made a big mistake buying NVidia's cards for our shiny new amd-machines
Tell me, what other vendor supports FreeBSD? Oh that's right, none. I think you made a big mistake alright, picking the OS.
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