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Old 11-05-09, 12:03 PM   #433
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I recently verified that RELENG_7 and RELENG_8 kernels work as advertised with respect to the new features. As to status: at this point, native FreeBSD/i386 and FreeBSD/amd64 NVIDIA graphics drivers work on both platforms, as do OpenGL applications native to them; FreeBSD/i386 OpenGL applications also run on FreeBSD/amd64. Further, with a recent set of Linuxulator mmap() fixes, Linux/x86 OpenGL applications work on both FreeBSD/i386 and FreeBSD/amd64.

It shouldn't be long now, but I can't give you a date for a public BETA driver release. We do not have any plans to support Hybrid SLI on Linux, Solaris or FreeBSD at this time.
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Old 11-06-09, 02:24 AM   #434
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Good news!

Thanks for the update.

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Old 11-18-09, 05:56 PM   #435
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Awesome news!!!! As soon as that release drops I will be switching my laptop and desktop back to FreeBSD 8 from Gentoo.
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Old 11-19-09, 11:43 PM   #436
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Zander,

is there going to be a 32bit compat layer like Linux has?
Eg so we can play World of Warcraft in wine on amd64 (Just like Linux)

World of warcraft works perfect on 32bit FreeBSD 8 RC3 right now.

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Old 11-20-09, 12:46 AM   #437
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@sfourman: I have no idea if wine works on FreeBSD/amd64, but the Linux/x86 OpenGL libraries should work fine - see my last post to this thread.
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Old 11-20-09, 05:44 AM   #438
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Eg so we can play World of Warcraft in wine on amd64 (Just like Linux)
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FreeBSD/i386 OpenGL applications also run on FreeBSD/amd64
As wine can run on FreeBSD/amd64 in 32-bit chroot or jail, I think the answer is theorically yes.
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Old 11-20-09, 11:57 AM   #439
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I recently verified that RELENG_7 and RELENG_8 kernels work as advertised with respect to the new features. As to status: at this point, native FreeBSD/i386 and FreeBSD/amd64 NVIDIA graphics drivers work on both platforms, as do OpenGL applications native to them; FreeBSD/i386 OpenGL applications also run on FreeBSD/amd64. Further, with a recent set of Linuxulator mmap() fixes, Linux/x86 OpenGL applications work on both FreeBSD/i386 and FreeBSD/amd64.

It shouldn't be long now, but I can't give you a date for a public BETA driver release. We do not have any plans to support Hybrid SLI on Linux, Solaris or FreeBSD at this time.
Awesome! This just made my day. The lack of a sensible video driver for my computer was the only major factor preventing me from fully enjoy FreeBSD
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Old 11-23-09, 01:29 PM   #440
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As wine can run on FreeBSD/amd64 in 32-bit chroot or jail, I think the answer is theorically yes.
Yes chroot does work with wine on amd64 I have done it with 32bit firefox for windows and a few other non OpenGL apps. I used this guide

http://wiki.freebsd.org/Wine#head-69...5b544d33435b6d

My question to Nvidia is: When the first beta driver is released for amd64 is there also going to be a matching beta version for i386? reason being... if there is then just like linux we could test 32bit OpenGL apps on amd64. (eg install the matching 32bit driver in chroot)

I would be happy to take point on testing this, as I have the experience and hardware.


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Old 11-23-09, 02:07 PM   #441
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@sfourman: yes, I expect there'll be BETAs for both FreeBSD/i386 and FreeBSD/amd64, along with matching Linux/x86 binaries.
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Old 11-23-09, 02:20 PM   #442
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@sfourman: yes, I expect there'll be BETAs for both FreeBSD/i386 and FreeBSD/amd64, along with matching Linux/x86 binaries.
As you may expect, I have to ask. When will it be released ?
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Old 11-23-09, 02:56 PM   #443
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Like I said in an earlier post of mine: it shouldn't be long now, but I can't give you a date for a public BETA driver release.
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Old 11-23-09, 03:14 PM   #444
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Like I said in an earlier post of mine: it shouldn't be long now, but I can't give you a date for a public BETA driver release.
Thanks for your interest Zander, but you know, it's been a long trip so that's why I'm asking. I read your previous post, but I was asking myself what does not long mean ?. Are we talking next month ? Xmas ? Or may be mid 2010 ?

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