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Old 11-23-09, 02:24 PM   #445
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At this time, it will hopefully be a few weeks at most [until BETA drivers are released]. However, the FreeBSD driver overhaul effort is competing with a lot of other work for time, so there's always a chance that it will take longer. I do not expect an official driver release until sometime after FreeBSD 7.3 or 8.0 have been released.
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Old 11-23-09, 08:25 PM   #446
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This could possibly be the best christmas ever if this goes as planned... or hopefully even earlier.
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Old 11-24-09, 07:02 AM   #447
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FreeBSD 8.0-RELEASE comes officially comes out tomorrow (Nov 25).

It's actually already on the servers, I got it yesterday. Expect the announcement from FreeBSD.org within hours.
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Old 11-24-09, 01:30 PM   #448
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I can't wait to be able to use all my 8GB of ram under FreeBSD when 64-bit drivers comes out
It's stupid to be able to use the all the RAM only under windoze
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Old 11-25-09, 03:52 AM   #449
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I can't wait to be able to use all my 8GB of ram under FreeBSD when 64-bit drivers comes out
It's stupid to be able to use the all the RAM only under windoze
Or Linux /ducks
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Old 11-25-09, 05:34 AM   #450
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Or Linux /ducks
Nah I use windows for games and FreeBSD for work (and a few games like Urban Terror and EVE Online under WINE) . Linux just can't cut it in any of those fields
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Old 11-25-09, 11:23 AM   #451
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Nvidia 9300GT vs. ATI Radeon HD 3200. Opensource drivers. ATI/AMD wins!!!! With Nvidia, I can not watch movies. I need AMD64 drivers.
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Old 11-25-09, 11:27 AM   #452
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Nvidia 9300GT vs. ATI Radeon HD 3200. Opensource drivers. ATI/AMD wins!!!! With Nvidia, I can not watch movies. I need AMD64 drivers.
Seriously, have you bothered to read the last, say, 30 message, before you posted this "me too" message?

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Old 12-03-09, 12:26 AM   #453
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I am eagerly awaiting this driver. It's the only reason I have not switched to PC-BSD.

Please keep these driver developments in the forefront, native graphics support in an OS is a major reason I and my friends choose one brand over another. We prefer Nvidia cards, but will go with whatever works in the end.

I joined this forum just to thank you for working on these 64-bit drivers!

My system is the Zotac Atom 330 ION... I'm hoping the drivers support that card =).
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Old 12-03-09, 07:37 AM   #454
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HERE'S A LITTLE CHRISTMAS PRESENT FOR YOU GUYS IN ADVANCE!

just found the freebsd amd64 driver (195.22) in this location :

ftp://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/FreeBSD-x86_64/

i guess the announcement will be made in a few days by zander.

this is really a great milestone for everyone who was waiting for a native freebsd amd64 driver.

a massive thank you goes out to nvidia and their staff (especially zander) for making this release happen and for working so closely with the freebsd developers in order for desperately needed kernel improvements to appear in 8.0-RELEASE.

cheers.
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Old 12-03-09, 08:11 AM   #455
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HERE'S A LITTLE CHRISTMAS PRESENT FOR YOU GUYS IN ADVANCE!

just found the freebsd amd64 driver (195.22) in this location :

ftp://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/FreeBSD-x86_64/

i guess the announcement will be made in a few days by zander.
I'm downloading 8.0Release DVD for AMD64. It's gonna take me some time to migrate my installation (i'm using gpt), and thanks god I kept my home in a different partition.
When it will be available ?

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Old 12-03-09, 10:18 AM   #456
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Initial BETA drivers are available now from the location arundel pointed out. I'll post an announcement to this forum over the next few hours.

To save some of you the pain of migrating to FreeBSD 8.0-RELEASE: you can use these drivers with either FreeBSD 7.3 or FreeBSD 8.0; until FreeBSD 7.3 has been released, you can use FreeBSD 7.2 with a top-of-tree RELENG_7 kernel.

Update: please see http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=142120 for the release announcement.
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