amd64 NVIDIA support in FreeBSD 7

Sam Fourman Jr. sfourman at
Tue Dec 18 16:58:13 PST 2007

On Dec 18, 2007 6:13 PM, Dag-Erling Smørgrav <des at> wrote:
> "Sam Fourman Jr." <sfourman at> writes:
> > The only reason I suggested a petition is to demonstrate to Nvidia
> > that thee is a viable FreeBSD / PC-BSD userbase for amd64
> > my thinking was, they already have a i386 driver so an amd64 driver
> > should not be too hard to get them to make.
> Then you have not understood anything at all.  The ball is not in
> nVidia's camp.
I understand what has to be done, I just don't see why Nvidia can not
donate the code (and 50% of the time) to the FreeBSD code base
to make the amd64 Driver happen. and let the FreeBSD community fund
the other 50% (a kind of bounty fund)
I personally would be willing to send something like $50.00 USD a
month to any fund that would be for this cause.

I think a FreeBSD bounty Program (if there even is such a thing) is a
Great idea. I can think of a bunch of things I would support

1 amd64 Nvidia support
2 better Wine support for FreeBSD, like amd64 support
3 a evdev driver for xorg (so all the buttons on my mx1000 mouse work)

just to name a few.

I am not complaining by any means, I just wish there was something I
could do other than code to help.
one day I will beable contribute code.

Sam Fourman Jr.

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