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08-11-2009, 02:52 PM
For the love of GOD 64bit nvidia drivers, has anyone bought a computer in the last year? Like what 90% of the laptops are 64bit, I like the idea of PCBSD its new, rock solid, very pretty, NOT LINUX.... But even linux has 64 nvidia, nvidia is the most mainstream you can get, really when the last time you bought a video card that was not nvidia? I know im going to get flamed for that one. but seriously guys this is a major flaw, you are perfect in every way shape and form in my eyes but I can not use a vesa driver, its slow and looks like ass. until I can get my nvidia running on a good driver im going have to stick with winblows/mint.
FEELS:Good to use
nvidia 64: Ummm.... NONE! I have heard not your fault nvidia asking for sumpin and all, But i could'nt really find a definitive answer? Mayhaps a sticky is required?
I think I posted in the wrong section as well.
08-24-2009, 11:35 AM
You should be more carefull in your words. This is PCBSD, that is based on FreeBSD. So you should post there not here. About the nvidia 64bit, there is ongoing work so you should see a 64bit driver for your nvidia card soon! The changes asked by nvidia were to many and they take time to implement, i don't know how many programmers are involved but keep patient. It will arise, and i prefer that when it arises it arises with quality.
If you don't want vesa, install the i386 OS and install the nvidia drivers they work pretty good on the i386!
08-24-2009, 03:24 PM
I personally expect 64-bit nVidia drivers will happen sometime during the FreeBSD 8.x branch, subject to getting enough features finished and nVidia rolling the driver.
08-24-2009, 08:47 PM
i think it will also come during the 8.x branch. For those who want to see the devel status or want to help check this http://wiki.freebsd.org/NvidiaFeatureRequests
11-02-2009, 01:25 AM
I just installed 64bit version, If you could put a warning saying that nvidia drivers and are not yet supported in the 64bit version, i think that would help.
Now i am left with one monitor at 1024x768 or spend another few hours reinstalling 32bit version.
Seeing as there is no official ATI driver support, that leaves only nvidia that could offer full graphics, i would think it would be important enough to make people aware of the problem.
works great though, love the the new bpi, new to me.
is it still possible to get multiple screens working and better resolutions with the other nvidia drivers ?
11-03-2009, 11:34 AM
People are aware of it, if they do proper hardware support analysis rather then a plug and go. Such has been the case with nVidia drivers for FreeBSD and is likely to remain the case until sometime in the FreeBSD 8.x or 9.x release life cycles.
With the 32-bit nVidia driver multi-screen and higher resolutions should be possible; nv should as well to my knowledge, but it has been a while.
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