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Are they coming soon to PC-BSD 8.x? I just installed a shiny new Geforce GTX 560 Ti only to find out that the drivers are too old.

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Rolling a patch for it now, should be out soon.
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Rolling a patch for it now, should be out soon.

Not to hijack this thread Kris, but is there a way to add amd64 support?

Tried to compile from source but could not finish because the compiled modules were for i386.

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Rolling a patch for it now, should be out soon.
Thanks Kris!

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Not to hijack this thread Kris, but is there a way to add amd64 support?
I thought Nvidia has AMD64 drivers now? At least it is listed on their website...
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I thought Nvidia has AMD64 drivers now? At least it is listed on their website...

Must have done something wrong when I compiled.

I guess I'll wait for Kris' PBI.

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The system update should be live now. It includes both amd64 and i386.
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Fails to install on AMD64 Dell Opteron box.

Tried five times.

Please see attached screen snapshoot.

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It hasn't hit all the mirrors yet. Change yours to automatic and give it another shot.
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Is this available for PC-BSD 8.1 as well? My system update didn't find anything to update to.
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Thanks Kris.

I did as instructed and. supposedly, the update was successful.

Unfortunately, the nVidia driver refuses to work with my system. Thankfully the nv driver still works well.

I rebooted and tapped 7 when Beastie came up. The system crashed three seconds later.

Then, configured a new xorg.conf with "nvidia-xconfig" (from my earlier unsuccessful attempt to compile the driver). It didn't crash this time, but it just hung after Xorg took over (black screen with small white square on left top corner) and I had to give it the three-fingered salute.

Next tried changing "nv" to "nvidia" as the driver on my working xorg.conf, same black screen with small white square on left top corner.

Finally tapped 2 when Beastie came up and manually loaded the "nvidia.ko" module (noticed that the upgrade did not add it to "/boot/modules"). Still no joy, same result as the previous two.

Finally, gave up went back to my working xorg.conf with the nv driver.

I remember having the same problems with the nVidia proprietary driver a couple of years ago while running Ubuntu on the same box.

I believe that it has something to do with my motherboard having an ATI video chip that cannot be disabled as well as the 8400 GS nVidia card.

Any idea how to deinstall the upgrade?

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