Any hope to have things requested by NVidia in FreeBSD-7?

Kip Macy kip.macy at
Fri Nov 16 15:03:34 PST 2007

On Nov 16, 2007 2:16 PM, Remko Lodder <remko at> wrote:
> Yuri wrote:
> > I read long time ago that the reason that NVidia can't have their driver on
> > 64-bit platform is that FreeBSD kernel lacks some functionality.
> >
> > Is this functionality present in 7.0? Or when to expect this to be done?
> >
> > I have NVidia card but still run 32-bit system because of lack of driver.
> >
> > Yuri
> Hello,
> This discussion gets over and over again actually, no the required
> support is not yet there. There is a wiki page which denotes what
> is required to get this going.
> If you desperately need this, then consider funding someone
> (this has popped up before, it's interesting to arrange something
> like this because you need a trustable intermediating party that
> can arrange this, the FreeBSD Foundation is currently not able
> to do so as far as I can recall); who will do the work for you
> or do it yourself.
> There is currently no other way to get the support you want.
> Thanks,
> remko

Remko - relax :)

The wiki isn't really an obvious place for people to look. If we don't
already we should have a page on "popular hardware with support


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